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Target-the-Two: A Lab-in-the-field Experiment on Routinization

Giuseppe Attanasi (), Massimo Egidi and Elena Manzoni ()
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Massimo Egidi: LUISS University, Rome

No 2021-43, GREDEG Working Papers from Groupe de REcherche en Droit, Economie, Gestion (GREDEG CNRS), Université Côte d'Azur, France

Abstract: The paper investigates the determinants of routinization and creativity by means of a lab-in-the-field experiment run at the 20th edition of a mass gathering festival in Italy ("La Notte della Taranta"). In the experiment, subjects play repeatedly the puzzle version of Target-The-Two game (32 hands). We find that when we focus on expert subjects there is no difference in behavior between creative and routinized individuals. When we consider inexpert subjects, instead, routinized individuals perform better, due to the fact that they are faster. However, routinization, although increasing the likelihood to complete all the 32 hands of the game, it increases the number of moves needed to complete them, which ultimately decreases the likelihood to win the game.

Keywords: creativity; routinization; Target-The-Two game; lab-in-the-field experiment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C93 D91 O31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
Date: 2021-12
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-cul and nep-exp
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