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Mission of the Company, Prosocial Attitudes and Job Preferences: A Discrete Choice Experiment

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  • Arjan Non

    (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics)

  • Ingrid Rohde

    (Open University Netherlands and University of Bonn, Institute for Applied Microeconomics)

  • Andries de Grip

    (Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labor Market)

  • Thomas Dohmen

    (University of Bonn, Institute for Applied Microeconomics; Maastricht University; IZA)

Abstract

We conduct a discrete choice experiment to investigate how the mission of high-tech companies affects job attractiveness and contributes to self-selection of science and engineering graduates who differ in prosocial attitudes. We characterize mission by whether or not the company combines its profit motive with a mission on innovation or corporate social responsibility (CSR). Furthermore, we vary job design (e.g. autonomy) and contractible job attributes (e.g. job security). We find that companies with a mission on innovation or CSR are considered more attractive. Women and individuals who are more altruistic and less competitive feel particularly attracted to such companies.

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  • Arjan Non & Ingrid Rohde & Andries de Grip & Thomas Dohmen, 2021. "Mission of the Company, Prosocial Attitudes and Job Preferences: A Discrete Choice Experiment," ECONtribute Discussion Papers Series 113, University of Bonn and University of Cologne, Germany.
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    • J81 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Working Conditions
    • J82 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Labor Force Composition
    • M52 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Compensation and Compensation Methods and Their Effects

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