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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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Ingrid Rohde: iza university of bonn

No 20, Research Memorandum from Maastricht University, Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE)

Abstract: We conduct a discrete choice experiment to investigate how the mission of high-tech companies affects job attractiveness and induces self-selection of science and engineering graduates with respect to their 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)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dcm and nep-exp
Date: 2019-07-11
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