Working Paper Alfred P. Sloan School of Management Social Comparisons and Cooperative R&d Management of Technology Social Comparisons and Cooperative R&d Ventures: the Double-edged Sword of Communication

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In this paper, we examine the communication-performance link in the R&D laboratory, with an eye toward the effects of taskand equity-related communications on the social environment. We argue that social comparisons (in which employees make comparisons between themselves and their coworkers) can have deleterious effects on performance under certain… (More)

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@inproceedings{Tucci2008WorkingPA, title={Working Paper Alfred P. Sloan School of Management Social Comparisons and Cooperative R&d Management of Technology Social Comparisons and Cooperative R&d Ventures: the Double-edged Sword of Communication}, author={Christopher L. Tucci and Maureen P. Lojo and Michael A. Cusumano and A. R. Frost and Varghese George and Michael Rappa and Maureen A. Scully and Michael J. Toole and Mary Tripsas and Marcie Tyre}, year={2008} }