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Mon équipe et moi. Une expérience sur les normes d'équité et d'égalité


  • Brice Corgnet
  • Angela Sutan
  • Róbert F. Veszteg


We study team formation in real-effort experiments in which participants bargain over a jointly produced outcome depending both on effort and ability. 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, even for high-ability individuals not willing to claim a large share of the joint profits. We analyze data from France, Japan and Spain, and identify international differences in the patterns of team formation. The equality norm is especially strong in the case of Japanese participants. Classification JEL : C92, M12, M54

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  • Brice Corgnet & Angela Sutan & Róbert F. Veszteg, 2010. "Mon équipe et moi. Une expérience sur les normes d'équité et d'égalité," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 61(4), pages 771-782.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_614_0771

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    • C92 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Group Behavior
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation
    • M54 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Labor Management


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