Social Innovation and Teamwork within Organizations: Lab-in-the-Field Evidence on Cooperation and Social Recognition

Sandra Polania Reyes

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.

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Sandra Polanía-Reyes

This profile was current as of 2018, when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community. 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...
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