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Title:Efficiency gains from team-based coordination: large-scale experimental evidence PDF Logo
Authors:Feri, Francesco
Irlenbusch, Bernd
Sutter, Matthias
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 3741
Abstract:The need for efficient coordination is ubiquitous in organizations and industries. The literature on the determinants of efficient coordination has focused on individual decision-making so far. In reality, however, teams often have to coordinate with other teams. We present an experiment with 825 participants, using six different coordination games, where either individuals or teams interact with each other. We find that teams coordinate much more efficiently than individuals. This finding adds one important cornerstone to the recent literature on the conditions for successful coordination. We explain the differences between individuals and teams using the experience weighted attraction learning model.
Subjects:Coordination games
individual decision-making
team decision-making
experience-weighted attraction learning
experiment
JEL:C71
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2008101608
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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