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Social Relations, Incentives, and Gender in the Workplace

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  • Okemena Onemu

    (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

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    Gender differences in preferences regarding social relationships and competitive environments are well documented in psychology and economics. Research also shows that social relationships and competition among co-workers are affected by the incentive schemes workers are exposed to. We combine these two stylized facts and hypothesize that men and women differ in how they rate their co-worker relationships when they work under individual incentives, group incentives, or a combination of the two. This hypothesis is explored using survey data on 14,743 highly educated employees from 78 different organizations in the Netherlands. We �find correlational evidence that, in the absence of individual incentives, group incentives improve co-worker relationships for women, but deteriorate co-worker relationships for men.

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    Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 14-009/VII.

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    Date of creation: 13 Jan 2014
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    Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:20140009

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    Keywords: Incentives; gender differences; interpersonal relations; social interaction;

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