Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Collegiality in Organizations: An Economic Approach to Organizational Citizenship Behavior
Issue: Vol. 9, No 2, 2016
Published date: 06-2016 (print) / 06-2016 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Amy Farmer
Raja Kali
Keywords: synergies, collegiality, mutual insurance, corporate culture
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2016/9-2/15
Index PUBMS: 1fed2aa1-0281-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 220-231 (12)
JEL classification: Z13, L23, D23

We present an economic model of collegiality based on production with synergies in organizations. The model provides an adverse selection based explanation of corporate culture distinct from moral hazard or equilibrium selection rationales. The model yields positive correlation between corporate culture and collegiality and explains the observed correlation between the strength of corporate culture and the reliability of firm performance. The implications of the model are aligned with a rich literature in management and applied psychology on organizational citizenship behavior.