Margit Osterloh

University of Basel

Permanent Visiting Professor

Petersplatz 1

Basel, CH-4003

Switzerland

Professor (em.) University of Zurich

Professor (em.) University of Zurich

Südstrasse 11

Zürich, CH-8008

Switzerland

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

28

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Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

Motivation, Knowledge Transfer, and Organizational Forms

IEER Working Paper No. 27
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 07 Aug 2000
Margit Osterloh and Bruno S. Frey
University of Basel and CREMA
Downloads 2,353 (4,003)
Citation 99

Abstract:

Motivation, Knowledge Transfer, Tacit Knowledge, Crowding Effects, Firm Theory, Resource-based View

2.

Management Fashion Pay-for-Performance

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Nov 2007
Katja Rost and Margit Osterloh
University of Zurich - Institute for Organization and Administrative Science and University of Basel
Downloads 1,481 (9,074)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Pay-for-Performance, Management fashion, Crowding-out

3.

Crowding-Out of Intrinsic Motivation - Opening the Black Box

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Jan 2007
Antoinette Weibel, Katja Rost and Margit Osterloh
University of Zurich - Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Information Technology, University of Zurich - Institute for Organization and Administrative Science and University of Basel
Downloads 1,144 (11,998)
Citation 2

Abstract:

motivation, pay for performance, crowding-out, price effect, meta-analysis, vignette study

4.

Yes, Managers Should be Paid Like Bureaucrats

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1379; IEW Working Paper No. 187
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 08 Jun 2004
Bruno S. Frey and Margit Osterloh
CREMA and University of Basel
Downloads 881 (20,192)
Citation 37

Abstract:

Agency theory, intrinsic motivation, crowding theory, management compensation, pay for performance, organizational citzenship

5.

Management Fashion Pay-for-Performance for CEOs

Schmalenbach Business Review, Vol. 61, pp. 119-149, April 2009
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 May 2009
Katja Rost and Margit Osterloh
University of Zurich - Institute for Organization and Administrative Science and University of Basel
Downloads 767 (20,739)
Citation 2

Abstract:

CEO Compensation, Corporate Governance, Crowding Out, Management Fashion, Pay-for-Performance

6.

Corporate Governance for Crooks? The Case for Corporate Virtue

ZEW Working Paper No. 164
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 30 Sep 2003
Margit Osterloh and Bruno S. Frey
University of Basel and CREMA
Downloads 734 (25,164)
Citation 19

Abstract:

Corporate Virtue, fraud, intrinsic motivation, crowding theory, pay for performance, employee participation

7.

Open Source Software Development - Just Another Case of Collective Invention?

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 Jul 2004
Margit Osterloh and Sandra G. Rota
University of Basel and University of Zurich - Institute for Organization and Administrative Science (IOU)
Downloads 658 (30,686)
Citation 19

Abstract:

open source, collective invention, motivation

8.

The Corporate Governance of Benedictine Abbeys: What can Stock Corporations Learn from Monasteries?

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 25 May 2008
Katja Rost, Emil Inauen, Margit Osterloh and Bruno S. Frey
University of Zurich - Institute for Organization and Administrative Science, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Basel and CREMA
Downloads 511 (41,441)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Corporate Governance, Principal-Agency-Theory, Psychological Economics, Monasteries, Benedictine Order

9.

Do Synergies Exist in Related Acquisitions? A Meta-Analysis of Acquisition Studies

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2009
Fabian Homberg, Katja Rost and Margit Osterloh
University of Zurich - Institute for Organization and Administrative Science, University of Zurich - Institute for Organization and Administrative Science and University of Basel
Downloads 499 (39,344)

Abstract:

M&A, acquisitions, synergies, meta-analysis, managerialism, hubris

10.

Shareholders Should Welcome Employees as Directors

IEW Working Paper No. 228
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Jan 2005
Margit Osterloh and Bruno S. Frey
University of Basel and CREMA
Downloads 449 (49,291)
Citation 22

Abstract:

Conflict management, corporate governance, agency theory, firm-specific investment, knowledge capital

11.

You Pay a Fee for Strong Beliefs: Homogeneity as a Driver of Corporate Governance Failure

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 23 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2008
Katja Rost and Margit Osterloh
University of Zurich - Institute for Organization and Administrative Science and University of Basel
Downloads 415 (51,650)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Financial crisis, Board diversity, psychological economics, forecasting predictions, gender, expert knowledge, uncertainty

12.

Evaluations: Hidden Costs, Questionable Benefits, and Superior Alternatives

University of Zurich IEW Working Paper No. 302
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 05 Sep 2006
Bruno S. Frey and Margit Osterloh
CREMA and University of Basel
Downloads 334 (65,087)
Citation 8

Abstract:

Evaluation, rankings, hidden costs, multi taskng, intrinsic motivation, control

13.

Good Organizational Design for Bad Motivational Dispositions?

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Oct 2007
Katja Rost, Antoinette Weibel and Margit Osterloh
University of Zurich - Institute for Organization and Administrative Science, University of Zurich - Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Information Technology and University of Basel
Downloads 279 (84,288)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Volunteering, intrinsic motivation, organizational design

14.

Shareholders Should Welcome Knowledge Workers as Directors

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 May 2006
Margit Osterloh and Bruno S. Frey
University of Basel and CREMA
Downloads 261 (95,502)
Citation 22

Abstract:

Corporate governance, shareholders, board directors, insiders, firm-specific knowledge

15.

Determinants of Directors' Pay in Switzerland: 'Optimal-Contract' versus 'Fat Cat' Explanation

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 14 Oct 2007
Katja Rost and Margit Osterloh
University of Zurich - Institute for Organization and Administrative Science and University of Basel
Downloads 239 (103,188)
Citation 3

Abstract:

executive compensation, optimal contracts, suboptimal contracts, market power

16.

Back to the Future - A Monastic Perspective on Corporate Governance

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 Jul 2009
Emil Inauen, Katja Rost, Margit Osterloh and Bruno S. Frey
University of Zurich - Institute for Organization and Administrative Science, University of Zurich - Institute for Organization and Administrative Science, University of Basel and CREMA
Downloads 223 (108,634)

Abstract:

Corporate Governance, Financial Crisis, Psychological Economics, Monasteries, Principal Agency Theory, Benedictine Order

17.

Research Governance in Academia: Are There Alternatives to Academic Rankings?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2797, IEW Working Paper No. 423
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 25 Aug 2009
Margit Osterloh and Bruno S. Frey
University of Basel and CREMA
Downloads 203 (113,392)
Citation 1

Abstract:

peer reviews, rankings, research governance, agency theory, psychological economics, new public management, economics of science, control theory

18.

CEO Appointments and the Loss of Firm-Specific Knowledge - Putting Integrity Back into Hiring Decisions

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 25 May 2008
Katja Rost, Sören Salomo and Margit Osterloh
University of Zurich - Institute for Organization and Administrative Science, Danish Technical University and University of Basel
Downloads 199 (112,883)
Citation 3

Abstract:

CEO Appointments, external hires, suboptimal contracts

19.

Community Enterprises - An Institutional Innovation

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3428
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 May 2011
Bruno S. Frey, Roger Luethi and Margit Osterloh
CREMA, University of Zurich and University of Basel
Downloads 129 (169,523)

Abstract:

theory of the firm, organization theory, for-profit firms, community enterprise, Wikipedia

20.

Bad for Practice - Good for Practice - From Economic Imperialism to Multidisciplinary Mapping

1st IESE Conference, "Humanizing the Firm & Management Profession", Barcelona, IESE Business School, June 30-July 2, 2008
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2008
Jetta Frost and Margit Osterloh
University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW) and University of Basel
Downloads 102 (213,966)

Abstract:

Psychological economics, economic imperialism, self-fulfilling prophecy, multidisciplinary mapping

21.

Rankings Games

University of Zurich Department of Economics Working Paper No. 39
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Dec 2011
Bruno S. Frey and Margit Osterloh
CREMA and University of Basel
Downloads 101 (194,368)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Academic governance, rankings, motivation, selection, socialization

22.

Academic Rankings and Research Governance

IEW Working Paper No. 482
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Margit Osterloh and Bruno S. Frey
University of Basel and CREMA
Downloads 96 (203,135)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Peer reviews, rankings, research governance, psychological economics, new public management, economics of science, control theory

23.

Motivation Governance

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 31 Oct 2013
Bruno S. Frey and Margit Osterloh
CREMA and University of Basel
Downloads 61 (215,444)

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24.

Community Enterprises – Aliens under Attack

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2011
Bruno S. Frey, Roger Luethi and Margit Osterloh
CREMA, University of Zurich and University of Basel
Downloads 30 (375,165)

Abstract:

organization theory, for-profit firms, community enterprise, Wikipedia

25.

Opening the Black Box of Upper Echelons: Drivers of Poor Information Processing During the Financial Crisis

Corporate Governance: An International Review, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 212-233, May 2010
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Jun 2010
Katja Rost and Margit Osterloh
University of Zurich - Institute for Organization and Administrative Science and University of Basel
Downloads 5 (527,097)
Citation 2
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26.

Migration Policy: Lessons from Cooperatives

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6364
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Mar 2017
Margit Osterloh and Bruno S. Frey
University of Basel and CREMA
Downloads 0 (375,165)

Abstract:

immigration, asylum, cooperatives, participation certificates, borders

27.

Aleatoric Democracy

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6229
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 25 Jan 2017
Bruno S. Frey and Margit Osterloh
CREMA and University of Basel
Downloads 0 (310,428)

Abstract:

democracy, right to vote, lot, random, aleatoric, silent majority

28.

Pay for Performance in the Public Sector-Benefits and (Hidden) Costs

Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 387-412, 2010
Posted: 26 Apr 2010
Antoinette A. Weibel, Katja Rost and Margit Osterloh
University of Liechtenstein, University of Zurich - Institute for Organization and Administrative Science and University of Basel

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