Social Innovation and Teamwork within Organizations: Lab-in-the-Field Evidence on Cooperation and Social Recognition
This economic laboratory experiment in Colombia tests the effect of social recognition on cooperation within teams in organizations in the context of a communicative and pedagogical intervention. Employees at a private organization participated in an online public goods game before and after the intervention and showed behavioral differences between group and private recognition and control. Evidence confirms that social innovation interventions may crowd out the beneficial effect of non-monetary incentives on cooperation.
Sandra Polanía-Reyes (PhD, University College London; PhD, University of Siena), a 2017–18 Kellogg visiting fellow, is a visiting assistant professor of economics at the Keough School of Global Affairs.
Polanía-Reyes is an experimental economist working at the intersection of development and behavioral economics and prosocial behavior...