• Ian Larkin


The Dirty Laundry of Employee Award Programs: Evidence from the Field. Ian Larkin , February 2013 , Paper. "Many scholars and practitioners have recently argued that corporate awards are a “free” way to motivate employees. We use field data from an attendance award program implemented at one of five industrial laundry plants to show that awards can carry significant spillover costs and may be less effective at motivating employees than the literature suggests. Our quasi-experimental setting shows that two types of unintended consequences limit gains from the reward program..." May require purchase or user account. Link Verified October 11, 2014