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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: Economics and Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi

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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. JEL Classification: J41; J31; D82; D86; O12; O17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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