We investigate the effects of competition on subjects’ attitude towards cooperation. Three groups face three economic environments with different degrees of competition, from a benchmark case with no competition at all up to a perfect competition case. Subjects contribute generously to a public project in the absence of competition, whereas they contribute very little in the presence of a maximum degree of competition. A diminishing attitude towards cooperation clearly emerges as the degree of competition increases. Therefore, if cooperation does enhance well-being, the maximum degree of competition may be not efficient.
Canegallo, C., Ottone, S., Ortona, G., Ponzano, F., & Scacciati, F. (2008). Competition versus cooperation: some experimental evidence. JOURNAL OF SOCIO-ECONOMICS, 37(1), 18-30.
|Citazione:||Canegallo, C., Ottone, S., Ortona, G., Ponzano, F., & Scacciati, F. (2008). Competition versus cooperation: some experimental evidence. JOURNAL OF SOCIO-ECONOMICS, 37(1), 18-30.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Titolo:||Competition versus cooperation: some experimental evidence|
|Autori:||Canegallo, C; Ottone, S; Ortona, G; Ponzano, F; Scacciati, F|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF SOCIO-ECONOMICS|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2006.12.045|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|