Incentives, Leadership, and Work Organisation

Project summary

B05 will look at the specific aspects of leadership that affect employee behaviour and economic outcomes (such as productivity). Utilizing economic models, laboratory experiments and field studies, the project team will systematically study how leaders’ words, actions and attributes can influence followers’ preferences and beliefs. The research will focus on transformational and transactional leadership techniques (and their interaction) and contribute towards a deeper understanding of the value of leadership for organizations, and their impact on employees’ rationality and competition.