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Perceptions to climatic changes and cooperative attitudes toward flood protection in Bangladesh

Shingo Takahashi (), Hideo Owan (), Tsuyoshi Tsuru () and Katsuhito Uehara ()
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Shingo Takahashi: International University of University,
Hideo Owan: Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo,
Tsuyoshi Tsuru: Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University,
Katsuhito Uehara: Faculty of Human Studies, Tenri University,

No EMS_2014_11, Working Papers from Research Institute, International University of Japan

Abstract: Subjective performance evaluation serves as a double-edged sword. While it can mitigate multitasking agency problems, it also opens the door to evaluators' biases, resulting in lower job satisfaction and a higher rate of worker quits. Using the personnel records of individual sales representatives in a major car sales company in Japan, we provide direct evidence for both sides of subjective performance evaluation: (1) the sensitivity of evaluations to sales performance declines with the marginal productivity of hard-to-measure tasks, and (2) measures of potential evaluation bias we construct are positively associated with worker quits, after correcting for possible endogeneity biases.

JEL-codes: M52 M55 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 53 pages
Date: 2014-08
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