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Human Behavior and Public Goods Provision - Empirical Evidence from the Laboratory and International Climate Negotiations
This thesis comprises an introductory chapter followed by four distinct but connected articles. The common thread is the quest to understand human behavior in the provision of public goods and how this behavior is impacted by institutional and situational factors. The main body of the thesis can be divided into two thematic parts with two articles each. Part 1 focuses on the international climate negotiations as a platform for international cooperation. The two articles in this part, presented in Chapter 2 and 3, ...
Empirical Analyses of the Emergence and the Effect of Inter-municipal Cooperation
This dissertation presents four empirical studies on inter-municipal cooperation (IMC). IMC gained prominence lately as alternative to local government reform. As local decision makers grow weary of the political costs of amalgamations and discouraging empirical evidence on the effectiveness of such reforms, IMC promises a more flexible approach to the provision of public goods and services. What are the factors that drive the emergence of IMC? This question is answered by way of survival analysis, using data of ...
Accelerating Entrepreneurial Decision-Making Through Hybrid Intelligence
Purpose: Previous studies revealed that around 75 percent of all start-ups fail at an early stage. One main reason for this tremendous failure rate is that entrepreneurs are typically confronted with high levels of uncertainty about the viability of their proposed business idea. Following this argumentation, entrepreneurial decision-making can be defined as complex decision-making problem under both risk and uncertainty. While risk includes quantifiable probabilities, uncertainty describes situations where neither ...
References and appendix of "A review of inter-firm relationship quality in supply chains"
In this document, we provide a list of references papers contained in our literature review-"A review of inter-firm relationship qality in supply chains" and a table of referenced papers for each analytic categories used for our evaluation of the papers selected for review.
Quantitative analysis of the Interbank credit market e-MID in the high frequency domain
Interbankenkreditmärkte, und vor allem das ungesicherte übernacht-Segment, gelten aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln als wichtig für das gesamte Finanzsystem. So können Banken an diesen Märkten effizient Liquidität handeln oder dadurch Verpflichtungen in Zahlungs- und Abrechnungssystemen einhalten. Distorsionen in der Liquiditätsbeschaffung haben dabei negative Auswirkungen auch auf der mikroökonomischen Ebene, da diese die Kreditkonditi-onen von Haushalten und Firmen beeinflussen. Da Interbankenkreditmärkte als der erste ...
The aim of this dissertation is to explore the innovation potential of crowdsourcing for entrepreneurship. The main focus is to discover how crowd-based infrastructures (i. e., crowdsourcing platforms and crowdfunding platforms) can support entrepreneurs in their innovation activities and how this new paradigm can be used to generate value for customers as well as actors of entrepreneurial ecosystems. The results of the dissertation show that crowdsourcing offers numerous opportunities to support entrepreneurs in ...
On the Cooperation of Groups in Social Dilemmas
Die Menschheit steht vor zahlreichen Umweltproblemen wie dem Klimawandel, Luft- und Wasserverschmutzung, Biodiversitätsverlust und der Übernutzung natürlicher Ressourcen. All diese Probleme haben gemein, dass sie soziale Dilemmata darstellen und nur durch die Kooperation großer Gruppen gelöst werden können. Diese Dissertation bietet eine Analyse zur Kooperation von Gruppen in vier Studien. Die Arbeit besteht aus zwei Teilen. In Teil I werden zwei Laborexperimente präsentiert, in denen Entscheidungen von Individuen ...
A comparison of individual and group behavior in a competition with cheating opportunities
While it is well established that individuals and groups make different economic decisions, the reasons for the behavioral differences are still not fully understood. We experimentally compare individual and group behavior in a competitive setting where cheating can be used to outperform the competitor. Our design allows us to exogenously control for the type of the decision maker, the type of the competitor, and whether the competitor is able to cheat or not. The results show that there is much more cheating in ...
A review of inter-firm relationship quality in supply chains
Purpose – This paper aims to conduct a review of the recent literature on inter-firm relationship quality (RQ) in supply chain (SC) settings. Design/methodology/approach – 100 English-language scientific publications on inter-firm RQ, published from 2006 to 2015 were selected and analyzed by using a content analysis approach. Findings – The results of the frequency analysis map the antecedents, dimensions and consequences - particularly the performance and behavioral intentions of collaborating partners - of ...
Internal Interruptions at Work
This dissertation investigates internal interruptions at work, one of the main drivers of multitasking behaviour. The four empirical studies cumulated in this dissertation examine the preconditions to internal interruptions at work, the reasons behind why individuals interrupt themselves, the strategic advantage of internal interruptions, and impact of internal interruptions on performance. The main goals of this dissertation are to uncover the underlying processes of internal interruptions and observe it in real ...