Getting more work for nothing ? Symbolic awards and worker performance

@inproceedings{Kosfeld2010GettingMW,
  title={Getting more work for nothing ? Symbolic awards and worker performance},
  author={Michael Kosfeld and Susanne Neckermann},
  year={2010}
}
Getting More Work for Nothing? Symbolic Awards and Worker Performance We study the impact of status and social recognition on worker performance in a field experiment. In collaboration with an international non-governmental organization we hired students to work on a database project. Students in the award treatment were offered a congratulatory card from the organization honoring the best performance. The award was purely symbolic in order to ensure that any behavioral effect is driven by non… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
53 Citations
22 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 53 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 22 references

Was there Really a Hawthorne Effect at the Hawthorne Plant? An Analysis of the Original Illumination Experiments,

  • Levitt, D Steven, John A. List
  • NBER Working Paper
  • 2009

Patacconi, “Interpersonal Comparison, Status and Ambition in Organizations,

  • Ederer, Florian, Andrea
  • Mimeo, MIT and Oxford
  • 2008

Status Incentives,

  • Besley, Timothy, Maitreesh Ghatak
  • American Economic Review,
  • 2008

Status and Incentives,

  • Auriol, Emmanuelle, Régis Renault
  • The RAND Journal of Economics,
  • 2008

The Currency of Reciprocity - Gift-Exchange at the Workplace,

  • Kube, Sebastian, Michel André Maréchal, Clemens Puppe
  • Working Paper, Max Planck Institute Bonn
  • 2008
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…