Zhou, Nannan (2011). Inequity Aversion, Overconfidence, and Group Performance. PhD thesis, Universität zu Köln.

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This thesis theoretically investigates the impact of inequity aversion and overconfidence on group performance. The studies presented concentrate on two main topics: First, we investigate the private provision of public goods when agents are motivated by fairness concerns in terms of inequity aversion. Second, we study the consequences of overly optimistic self-perception for the allocation of tasks and the incentives for cooperation in teams. All studies are common regarding three features: First, they all focus on situations in which economically efficient effort choices and contribution levels are not contracted such that incentives for free-riding behavior may exist. Second, both in the public goods and in the team production settings the group outcome is always fully and equally shared by all group members. Finally, both inequity aversion and overconfidence can help to mitigate the negative impact of the free-rider problem leading to more efficient outcomes, even without having to implement the optimal incentive contracts.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Zhou, Nannannannan.zhou@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-44854
Subjects: Economics
Management and auxiliary services
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
personnel economics, team performance, public goods, inequity aversion, overconfidence, delegation, responsibility hoarding, helping, cooperationEnglish
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences > Seminar of Personnel Economics and Human Resource Management
Language: English
Date: October 2011
Date of oral exam: 20 December 2011
Referee:
NameAcademic Title
Sliwka, DirkProf. Dr.
Gürtler, OliverProf. Dr.
Full Text Status: Public
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2011 09:39
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/4485

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