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Replication data for: Getting More Work for Nothing? Symbolic Awards and Worker Performance

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Kosfeld, Michael
  • Neckermann, Susanne
Publication Date
2011-08-01
Description
  • Abstract

    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 honoring the best performance. The award was purely symbolic to ensure that any behavioral effect is driven by non-material benefits. Our results show that the award increases performance by about 12 percent on average. The results provide strong evidence for the motivating power of status and social recognition in labor relations. (JEL C93, J33, M12, M52)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/mic.3.3.86 (Text)
Publications
  • Kosfeld, Michael, and Susanne Neckermann. “Getting More Work for Nothing? Symbolic Awards and Worker Performance.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 3, no. 3 (August 2011): 86–99. https://doi.org/10.1257/mic.3.3.86.
    • ID: 10.1257/mic.3.3.86 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Kosfeld, Michael; Neckermann, Susanne (2011): Replication data for: Getting More Work for Nothing? Symbolic Awards and Worker Performance. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114387