A shared identity promotes herding in an information cascade game

Berger, Sebastian; Feldhaus, Christoph; Ockenfels, Axel (2018). A shared identity promotes herding in an information cascade game. Journal of the Economic Science Association, 4(1), pp. 66-73. Springer 10.1007/s40881-018-0050-9

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Our research addresses the effect of shared vs. mixed group identities in an information cascade game. We vary whether subjects always choose after a decision maker who shares the same identity or after a decision maker with a different identity. We find that subjects’ inclination to follow their predecessor is stronger in groups uniquely consisting of ingroup members compared to mixed groups. We relate this result to recent social cognition research.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Organization and Human Resource Management > Organisation

UniBE Contributor:

Berger, Sebastian

Subjects:

600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

2199-6784

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sebastian Berger

Date Deposited:

20 Aug 2019 10:53

Last Modified:

24 Oct 2019 11:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s40881-018-0050-9

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.132615

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/132615

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