Individual Team Productivity - A Conceptual Approach

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 13-183/I

19 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2013

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Julia Müller

University of Muenster - School of Business & Economics

Thorsten Upmann

Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg; Bielefeld University - Department of Business Administration and Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Joachim Prinz

University of Duisburg-Essen

Date Written: November 11, 2013

Abstract

Teams, in both firms and in sports, jointly produce a product. While a fixed task is assigned to each member of a team, the individual team productivity of a worker or player is difficult to conceptualize. This is particularly true, if this concept is aimed to be operable on observable data. In this paper we, therefore, propose two versions of a new concept of individual team productivity which is closely related to eigenvalue centrality; accordingly we refer to it as eigenvalue productivity. For each version of eigenvalue productivity we provide an example demonstrating the operability of our concept.

Keywords: individual team productivity, eigenvalue productivity, centrality, team production, team sports

JEL Classification: D24, J24, L23, L83

Suggested Citation

Müller, Julia and Upmann, Thorsten and Prinz, Joachim, Individual Team Productivity - A Conceptual Approach (November 11, 2013). Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 13-183/I, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2352797 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2352797

Julia Müller (Contact Author)

University of Muenster - School of Business & Economics ( email )

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Muenster, D-48151
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Thorsten Upmann

Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg ( email )

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Oldenburg, 26129
Germany

Bielefeld University - Department of Business Administration and Economics ( email )

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CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

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Joachim Prinz

University of Duisburg-Essen ( email )

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Duisburg, 47048
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