My teammate, myself and I: Experimental evidence on equity and equality norms

Brice Corgnet, Angela Sutan, Róbert F. Veszteg

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Abstract

We study team formation in real-effort experiments in which participants bargain over a jointly produced outcome. Participants decide between undertaking a task alone or with another participant by releasing the minimum share of the future team outcome that they are willing to accept. We find that the equality norm prevails in a context in which merit could play an important role. The inability of high-ability individuals to claim a large share of the joint profits makes the dissolution of inefficient teams difficult, and results in unprofitable cooperation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-355
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Socio-Economics
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Equity and equality norms
  • Experiments
  • Team formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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