Legitimacy of Control

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Wendelin Schnedler

University of Paderborn - Department of Management; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; University of Bristol - Leverhulme Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO)

Radovan Vadovic

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

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Date Written: Winter 2011

Abstract

Control sometimes triggers negative responses. Although there is empirical evidence for such negative reactions and theories that can explain them, it remains to be examined when they occur. We conjecture that these negative responses disappear if control is legitimate, that is, if it averts antisocial behavior. Specifically, we predict that fewer individuals respond negatively to control if control prevents selfishness or theft. We confirm these predictions in an experiment.

Suggested Citation

Schnedler, Wendelin and Vadovic, Radovan, Legitimacy of Control (Winter 2011). Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 985-1009, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1948961 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1530-9134.2011.00315.x

Wendelin Schnedler (Contact Author)

University of Paderborn - Department of Management ( email )

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Germany

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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University of Bristol - Leverhulme Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) ( email )

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Radovan Vadovic

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) ( email )

Av. Camino a Sta. Teresa 930
Col. Héroes de Padierna
Mexico City, D.F. 01000, Federal District 01080
Mexico

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