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Staff rotation: Lessons from the Laboratory experiment


FIŠAR Miloš ŠPALEK Jiří STANĚK Rostislav KRČÁL Ondřej

Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Description Periodical rotation of the staff in public sector is widely tool both for fighting corruption and personal quality growth. On one hand the rotation is a tool for continues personal development of public officials, to broaden their knowledge and experience, provide new intellectual challenges and prevent staff from work depression. On the other hand staff rotation is used to fight corruption in public offices. With the respect to corruption the aim of the staff rotation mechanism is to disturb any upraising corrupt relationships between the public official and the briber. The overall aim is to assess possible impacts of introduction of the staff rotation mechanism on behavior of taxpayers and public officials. We use laboratory experiment with design inspired by original study by Abbink (2004) and conducted laboratory experiment. Similarly to original design we had two treatments, one where the subjects are matched with same second player for the whole session, other treatment where the subjects are re-matched with another player at the beginning of each period but both keep their roles. The results indicate that staff rotation does not influence frequency or levels of offered bribes; however bribes are more likely to be accepted by public official when there is no rotation.
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