Reciprocity in the workplace

@inproceedings{Barr2008ReciprocityIT,
  title={Reciprocity in the workplace},
  author={Abigail Barr and Pieter Serneels},
  year={2008}
}
Using combined experimental and survey data, this paper provides empirical evidence that firm productivity is related to worker’s pro-social behavior in the workplace. At the firm level, we find a strong positive relationship between firm productivity and reciprocating behavior among workers. Investigating workers’ individual behavior we find a similar, strong relationship when regressing earnings, a proxy for productivity, on reciprocity. To address simultaneity we use an instrumental variable… CONTINUE READING
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