Fiorillo, Damiano (2007): Do monetary rewards undermine intrinsic motivations of volunteers? Some empirical evidence for Italian volunteers.
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Empirical studies show that intrinsic motivations increase the volunteer labour supply. This paper studies how monetary rewards to volunteers affect their intrinsic motivations. Using a sample of Italian volunteers, allowing to distinguish the type of volunteer, the paper shows that monetary rewards (extrinsic motivations) influence positively the choice to donate voluntary hours, while a low intrinsic motivation seems to decrease hours per week. Moreover, monetary rewards increase the hours per week of individuals with low intrinsic motivation. Thus, a crowding in effect on low intrinsic motivation might emerge for continuative volunteers.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Do monetary rewards undermine intrinsic motivations of volunteers? Some empirical evidence for Italian volunteers|
|Keywords:||Monetary rewards, intrinsic motivations, volunteer labour supply|
|Subjects:||Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification|
|Depositing User:||Damiano Fiorillo|
|Date Deposited:||15. Mar 2008 18:30|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 06:51|
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