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Social Networks and Peer Effects at Work

Julie Beugnot (), Bernard Fortin (), Guy Lacroix () and Marie Claire Villeval ()

No 7521, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This paper extends the standard work effort model by allowing workers to interact through networks. We investigate experimentally whether peer performances and peer contextual effects influence individual performances. Two types of network are considered. Participants in Recursive networks are paired with participants who played previously in isolation. In Simultaneous networks, participants interact in real-time along an undirected line. Mean peer effects are identified in both cases. Individual performances increase with peer performances in the recursive network. In the simultaneous network, endogenous peer effects vary according to gender: they are large for men but not statistically different from zero for women.

Keywords: peer effects; social networks; work effort; piece rate; experiment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 J16 J24 J31 M52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-exp, nep-hrm, nep-lab, nep-net, nep-soc, nep-spo and nep-ure
Date: 2013-07
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Working Paper: Social network and peer effects at work (2013)
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