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Desert and inequity aversion in teams

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Teams are becoming increasingly important in work settings. We develop a framework to study the strategic implications of a meritocratic notion of desert under which team members care about receiving what they feel they deserve. Team members find it painful to receive less than their perceived entitlement, while receiving more may induce pleasure or pain depending on whether their preferences exhibit desert elation or desert guilt. Our notion of desert generalizes distributional concern model...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Department:
Economics, University of Oxford; Hertford College
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Public Economics
Volume:
123
Pages:
42–54
Publication date:
2014-09-12
Acceptance date:
2014-02-12
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ISSN:
0047-2727

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