Original title: Social ties at work and effort choice: experimental evidence from Tanzania
Authors: Chegere, M. ; Falco, P. ; Menzel, Andreas
Document type: Research reports
Year: 2023
Language: eng
Series: CERGE-EI Working Paper Series, volume: 763
Abstract: Many firms hire workers via social networks. Whether workers who are socially connected to their employers exert more effort on the job is an unsettled debate. We address this question through a novel experiment with small-business owners in Tanzania. Participants are paired with a worker who conducts a real-effort task, and receive a payoff that depends on the worker’s effort. Some business owners are randomly paired with workers they are socially connected with, while others are paired with strangers. With a design that is sufficiently powered to detect economically meaningful effects, we find that being socially connected to one’s employer does not affect workers’ effort.\n
Keywords: firms; hiring; productivity

Institution: Economics Institute AS ČR (web)
Document availability information: Fulltext is available at external website.
External URL: https://cerge-ei.cz/pdf/wp/Wp763.pdf
Original record: https://hdl.handle.net/11104/0346918

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