Courtesy and Idleness: Gender Differences in Team Work and Team Competition

25 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2005

See all articles by Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel

Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel

Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)

Dorothea Kübler

Social Science Research Center (WZB); Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) - Faculty of Economics and Management

Date Written: September 2005

Abstract

Does gender play a role in the context of team work? Our results based on a real-effort experiment suggest that performance depends on the composition of the team. We find that female and male performance differ most in mixed teams with revenue sharing between the team members, as men put in significantly more effort than women. The data also indicate that women perform best when competing in pure female teams against male teams whereas men perform best when women are present or in a competitive environment.

Keywords: team incentives, gender, tournaments

JEL Classification: C72, C73, C91, D82

Suggested Citation

Ivanova-Stenzel, Radosveta and Kübler, Dorothea F., Courtesy and Idleness: Gender Differences in Team Work and Team Competition (September 2005). IZA Discussion Paper No. 1768. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=825686

Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel

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Dorothea F. Kübler (Contact Author)

Social Science Research Center (WZB) ( email )

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Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) - Faculty of Economics and Management ( email )

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