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Research Article

Inflated Applicants: Attribution Errors in Performance Evaluation by Professionals

  • Samuel A. Swift mail,

    samswift@alumni.cmu.edu

    Affiliation: Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Don A. Moore,

    Affiliation: Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Zachariah S. Sharek,

    Affiliation: CivicScience, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Francesca Gino

    Affiliation: Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: July 24, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069258

About the Authors

Samuel A. Swift, Don A. Moore
Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Zachariah S. Sharek
CivicScience, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Francesca Gino
Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: samswift@alumni.cmu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SS DM ZS FG. Performed the experiments: SS ZS. Analyzed the data: SS DM ZS FG. Wrote the paper: SS DM ZS FG.