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Endogenous Leadership in Teams

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  • Pedro Rey Biel

    (University College London)

  • Steffen Huck

    (University College London)

In this paper we study the mechanics of ``leading by example'' in teams. Leadership is beneficial for the entire team when agents are conformists, i.e., dislike effort differentials. We also show how leadership can arise endogenously and discuss what type of leader benefits a team most.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: 08 Jun 2005
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpmi:0506004
Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 9
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