Real vs. Additive Teamwork
32 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2010 Last revised: 9 Jul 2013
Date Written: April 25, 2013
Teams are everywhere in economic life. Yet teamwork might take different forms: real teamwork on the one hand and additive teamwork on the other. With an appropriately designed real-effort experiment, we are the first to show that an individual’s sorting decision between working individually or working on a team crucially and positively depends on the presence of complementarities as offered by real teamwork.
Keywords: task type, complementarities, teamwork, self-selection, sorting, team incentives, experiment
JEL Classification: M50, C91, C9, M5
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