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

Brice Corgnet, Angela Sutan, Robert Ferenc 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
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

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My teammate, myself and I : Experimental evidence on equity and equality norms. / Corgnet, Brice; Sutan, Angela; Veszteg, Robert Ferenc.

In: Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol. 40, No. 4, 08.2011, p. 347-355.

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