Recent research suggests that prosocial organizations are likely to have more prosocial employees, and that this match plays a significant role in organization contracting practices and productivity – for example, in government. Evidence suggests that selection plays a role: prosocial employees are more likely to join prosocial organizations. In this paper, we ask whether prosocial behavior increases with tenure in prosocial organizations. Using a unique sample of nearly 300 mid-career Indonesian public officials, we find that subjects with longer tenure in the public sector exhibit greater prosocial behavior.
|Title of host publication||Experiments in Organizational Economics|
|Editors||Sebastian J. Goerg, John R. Hamman|
|Publisher||Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of pages||14|
|ISBN (Print)||978-1785609640, 1785609645|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2016|
|Name||Research in Experimental Economics|