Gift Exchange in a Multi-Worker Firm

@article{Maximiano2007GiftEI,
  title={Gift Exchange in a Multi-Worker Firm},
  author={S. Maximiano and R. Sloof and J. Sonnemans},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Economic Journal},
  year={2007}
}
  • S. Maximiano, R. Sloof, J. Sonnemans
  • Published 2007
  • Economics
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Economic Journal
  • One of the main findings of a large body of gift exchange experiments is that a considerable fraction of workers reward higher wages with higher effort. These results are observed for simple one-employer-one-worker relationships. In this article we investigate whether they generalise to the more realistic situation in which the employer employs several workers. We compare a bilateral gift exchange game with a treatment in which each employer has four workers. We find that effort levels in the… CONTINUE READING
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