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Mission of the company, prosocial attitudes and job preferences: A discrete choice experiment

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  • Non, Arjan

    (Macro, International & Labour Economics, RS: GSBE other - not theme-related research)

  • Rohde, Ingrid
  • de Grip, Andries

    (RS: GSBE Theme Learning and Work, RS: SBE - MACIMIDE, Research Centre for Educ and Labour Mark)

  • Dohmen, Thomas

    (RS: GSBE other - not theme-related research, Macro, International & Labour Economics)

Abstract

We conduct a discrete choice experiment to investigate how the mission of high-tech companies affects job attractiveness and induces self-selection of science and engineering graduates with respect to their 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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  • Non, Arjan & Rohde, Ingrid & de Grip, Andries & Dohmen, Thomas, 2019. "Mission of the company, prosocial attitudes and job preferences: A discrete choice experiment," ROA Research Memorandum 006, Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).
  • Handle: RePEc:unm:umaror:2019006
    DOI: 10.26481/umaror.2019006
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    • J82 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Labor Force Composition
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