Persistence of Decisions by Simulation Game Participants

Jan Edman, John R. Dickinson

Abstract


In a longitudinal simulation game competition, teams managing companies performing poorly during the early periods might be expected to change their decisions more than would teams managing better performing companies. There exist theories and empirical studies, though, suggesting that this may not be the case; even poorly performing teams may persist with their original ineffective strategies. The study reported here investigates this persistence for individual managers, rather than management teams.

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