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Culture and team production

Vicente Calabuig, Gonzalo Olcina and Fabrizio Panebianco

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2018, vol. 149, issue C, 32-45

Abstract: This paper addresses theoretically the question whether culture has an effect on economic performance in team production, and what would be an optimal team culture. The members of a team are guided both by economic incentives and by personal norms, weighed according to their prevailing level of materialism. We assume that personal norms evolve following a dynamic driven by a combination of psychological mechanisms such as consistency and conformism. The different vectors of materialism, consistency and conformism shared by the group result in a continuum of cultures characterized by different combinations of individualism and collectivism.

Keywords: Cognitive dissonance and conformity; Individualism versus collectivism; Team production; Culture and performance; Skills and remuneration distributions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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