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Endogenous Leadership in Teams

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  • Steffen Huck
  • Pedro Rey-Biel

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We study the mechanics of leading by example in teams. Leadership is beneficial for the entire team when agents are conformists, i.e., dislike effort differentials. We also show how leadership can arise endogenously and discuss what type of leader benefits a team most.

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Article provided by Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen in its journal Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.

Volume (Year): 162 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 253-261

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Handle: RePEc:mhr:jinste:urn:sici:0932-4569(200606)162:2_253:elit_2.0.tx_2-q

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