Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/71945
Authors: 
Feri, Francesco
Irlenbusch, Bernd
Sutter, Matthias
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers in Economics and Statistics 2008-22
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
C91
C92
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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