Diffusion of Responsibility : Effects on the Escalation Tendency

@inproceedings{Whyte2004DiffusionOR,
  title={Diffusion of Responsibility : Effects on the Escalation Tendency},
  author={Glen Whyte},
  year={2004}
}
In a laboratory study, the possibility was investigated that group decision making in the initial stages of an investment project might reduce the escalation tendency by diffusing responsibility for initiating a failing project. Support for this notion was found. Escalation effects occurred less frequently and were less severe among individuals described as… CONTINUE READING