Evidence on Attitudes Toward Alternative Sharing Arrangements

Authors

  • DANIEL EGAN,

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    • *The authors' affiliations are, respectively, Department of Sociology, Boston College; Department of Phychology, Hamilton College; and Department of Economics, Hamilton College. Many People assisted in the fieldwork on which this study is based. In particular, we wish to thank: Frank Anechiarico, James Bradfield, Michael Conte, Arnie Katz, and Ken Wagner. In addition, the paper has benefited from the comments of two anonymous referees

  • DOUGLAS J. HERRMANN,

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    • *The authors' affiliations are, respectively, Department of Sociology, Boston College; Department of Phychology, Hamilton College; and Department of Economics, Hamilton College. Many People assisted in the fieldwork on which this study is based. In particular, we wish to thank: Frank Anechiarico, James Bradfield, Michael Conte, Arnie Katz, and Ken Wagner. In addition, the paper has benefited from the comments of two anonymous referees

  • DEREK C. JONES

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    • *The authors' affiliations are, respectively, Department of Sociology, Boston College; Department of Phychology, Hamilton College; and Department of Economics, Hamilton College. Many People assisted in the fieldwork on which this study is based. In particular, we wish to thank: Frank Anechiarico, James Bradfield, Michael Conte, Arnie Katz, and Ken Wagner. In addition, the paper has benefited from the comments of two anonymous referees


Abstract

Attitudes of undergraduates toward a range of alternative organizational forms are surveyed. Results show that students prefer firms where employees have significant ownership and control. Our findings strongly support the hypothesis of a strong gender effect influencing undergraduates' preferences for different tyes of firms. Results also indicate the importance of political orientation in influencing respondents' preferences.

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