Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/31755
Authors: 
Sutter, Matthias
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Jena economic research papers 2008,075
Abstract: 
Charness et al. (2007b) have shown that group membership has a strong effect on individual decisions in strategic games when group membership is salient through payoff commonality. In this comment I show that their findings also apply to non-strategic decisions, even when no outgroup exists, and I relate the effects of group membership on individual decisions to joint decision making in teams. I find in an investment experiment that individual decisions with salient group membership are largely the same as team decisions. This finding bridges the literature on team decision making and on group membership effects.
Subjects: 
Keywords: Individual behavior
group membership
team decision-making
experiment
JEL: 
C91
C92
D71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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