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Mission of the Company, Prosocial Attitudes and Job Preferences: A Discrete Choice Experiment

Arjan Non (), Ingrid Rohde (), Andries de Grip () and Thomas Dohmen ()
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Arjan Non: Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics
Ingrid Rohde: Open University Netherlands and University of Bonn, Institute for Applied Microeconomics
Thomas Dohmen: University of Bonn, Institute for Applied Microeconomics; Maastricht University; IZA

No 113, ECONtribute Discussion Papers Series from University of Bonn and University of Cologne, Germany

Abstract: We conduct a discrete choice experiment to investigate how the mission of high-tech companies affects job attractiveness and contributes to self-selection of science and engineering graduates who differ in prosocial attitudes. We characterize mission by whether or not the company combines its profit motive with a mission on innovation or corporate social responsibility (CSR). Furthermore, we vary job design (e.g. autonomy) and contractible job attributes (e.g. job security). We find that companies with a mission on innovation or CSR are considered more attractive. Women and individuals who are more altruistic and less competitive feel particularly attracted to such companies.

Keywords: Mission of the company; sorting; discrete choice experiment; job characteristics; social preferences (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J81 J82 M52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 54 pages
Date: 2021-08
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