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Stratégies d'accès à l'estime de soi et relation d'emploi

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  • Olivier Baguelin

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    A model of employment relation is provided in which agents choose whether to seek self-esteem through work. When they do, they develop an intrinsic motivation to effort. Depending on non-wage characteristics of the job the employer wants to fill, she can encourage this intrinsic motivation by a well-designed contract. We show that the profitability as well as the efficiency of the employment relation may depend on non-wage gratification opportunities workers get.

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    Paper provided by Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1) in its series Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques with number v05062.

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    Length: 45 pages
    Date of creation: Sep 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:mse:wpsorb:v05062

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    Keywords: Intrinsic motivation; self-esteem; moral hazard; profitability; efficiency.;

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