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Social Networks and Labour Productivity: A Survey of Recent Theory and Evidence

Farzana Afridi, Amrita Dhillon () and Swati Sharma
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Swati Sharma: Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India

Indian Economic Review, 2015, vol. 50, issue 1, 25-42

Abstract: In this paper we survey some of the more recent theoretical and empirical literature on social networks and labour productivity. We discuss the use of referrals in recruitment of workers and the possible mechanisms underlying their use as well as ex-post effects on productivity from having connected workers in the firm and the channels for these effects. We also suggest some open questions for further research.

Keywords: Referrals; Screening; Search; Learning; Moral Hazard; Peer Effects; Co-worker Networks; Strength of Ties; Wage Premia; Wage Penalty; Favouritism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D82 D86 J31 J41 O12 O17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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