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Emotions and the optimality of uneven tournaments

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  • Matthias Kräkel, 2008. "Emotions and the optimality of uneven tournaments," Review of Managerial Science, Springer, vol. 2(1), pages 61-79, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:rvmgts:v:2:y:2008:i:1:p:61-79
    DOI: 10.1007/s11846-007-0015-5
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    Keywords

    Disappointment; Emotions; Pride; Tournaments; J3; M5;
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    JEL classification:

    • J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
    • M5 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics

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