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Replication data for: Organizational Structure, Communication, and Group Ethics

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Ellman, Matthew
  • Pezanis-Christou, Paul
Publication Date
2010-12-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper investigates experimentally how a group's structure affects its ethical behavior towards a passive outsider. We analyze one vertical and two horizontal structures (one requiring consensus, one implementing a compromise by averaging proposals). We also control for internal communication. The data support our main predictions: (1) horizontal, averaging structures are more ethical than vertical structures (where subordinates do not feel responsible) and than consensual structures (where responsibility is dynamically diffused); (2) communication makes vertical structures more ethical (subordinates with voice feel responsible); (3) with communication, vertical structures are more ethical than consensual structures (where in-group bias hurts the outsider). (JEL C92, D23, L21, M14)
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.100.5.2478 (Text)
Publications
  • Ellman, Matthew, and Paul Pezanis-Christou. “Organizational Structure, Communication, and Group Ethics.” American Economic Review 100, no. 5 (December 2010): 2478–91. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.100.5.2478.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.100.5.2478 (DOI)

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Ellman, Matthew; Pezanis-Christou, Paul (2010): Replication data for: Organizational Structure, Communication, and Group Ethics. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112391