Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/86567
Authors: 
Luhan, Wolfgang J.
Kocher, Martin G.
Sutter, Matthias
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 06-099/1
Abstract: 
While most papers_new on team decision-making find teams to behave more selfish, less trusting and less altruistic than individuals, Cason and Mui (1997) report that teams are more altruistic than individuals in a dictator game. Using a within-subjects design we re-examine group polarization by letting subjects make individual as well as team decisions in an experimental dictator game. In our experiment teams are more selfish than individuals, and the most selfish team member has the strongest influence on team decisions. Various sources of the different findings in Cason and Mui (1997) and in our paper are discussed.
Subjects: 
experiment
dictator game
team behavior
social preferences
JEL: 
C72
C91
C92
D70
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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