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Does higher trust lead to higher performance? An experimental investigation

Mohamed Bchir (), Anne Rozan () and Marc Willinger ()
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Mohamed Bchir: ENGEES - UMR GESTE
Anne Rozan: ENGEES - UMR GESTE

Economics Bulletin, 2012, vol. 32, issue 3, 1873-1877

Abstract: We investigate experimentally whether higher trust leads to increased performance by relying on simple trust games. Our results show that trust and performance are positively related but not as strongly as suggested in the investment game. As a side result, we observe that the rewards of the subjects'investment decisions are more equally shared than in the standard investment game.

Keywords: Trust; investement; experimental economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C9 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-07-10
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