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Black sheep and walls of silence

Muehlheusser, G. and Roider, Andreas (2008) Black sheep and walls of silence. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 65, pp. 387-408.

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Abstract

In this paper we analyze the frequently observed phenomenon that (i) some members of a team (“black sheep”) exhibit behavior disliked by other (honest) team members, who (ii) nevertheless refrain from reporting such misbehavior to the authorities (they set up a “wall of silence”). Much cited examples include hospitals and police departments. In this paper, these features arise in equilibrium. An ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2008
Institutions:Business, Economics and Information Systems > Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre und Ökonometrie > Lehrstuhl für Mikroökonomik (Prof. Dr. Andreas Roider)
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10.1016/j.jebo.2005.11.004DOI
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http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/md/awi/professuren/behfin/blacksheep.pdfAuthor
Keywords:Teams; Misbehavior; Wall of silence; Whistle-blowing; Asymmetric information
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Unknown
Item ID:21703
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