Mission of the company, prosocial attitudes and job preferences: A discrete choice experiment

Arjan Non, Ingrid Rohde, Andries de Grip, Thomas Dohmen

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number102087
Number of pages14
JournalLabour Economics
Volume74
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022

JEL classifications

  • m52 - Personnel Economics: Compensation and Compensation Methods and Their Effects
  • j82 - Labor Standards: Labor Force Composition
  • j81 - Labor Standards: Working Conditions

Keywords

  • CSR
  • discrete choice experiment
  • job characteristics
  • mission of the company
  • social preferences
  • sorting
  • sustainability
  • WORKING
  • MIXED LOGIT
  • CORPORATE SOCIAL-RESPONSIBILITY
  • PERFORMANCE
  • Job characteristics
  • MODEL
  • MOTIVATION
  • Sorting
  • EMPLOYEES
  • Sustainability
  • Mission of the company
  • FINANCIAL INCENTIVES
  • SELECTION
  • Discrete choice experiment
  • Social preferences
  • APPLICANT ATTRACTION

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