Promoting prosocial preferences within organizations
Last registered on December 10, 2018

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Promoting prosocial preferences within organizations
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0003652
Initial registration date
December 06, 2018
Last updated
December 10, 2018 2:03 PM EST
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
Status
Completed
Start date
2015-06-01
End date
2018-06-01
Secondary IDs
Abstract

We conduct a field experiment with organizations to identify the factors affecting prosocial behaviour and corporate culture. Overall, we find evidence in support of social learning within organizations. Further support for the validity of our experiment comes from actual of organization performances we obser one and two years after the experiment.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Le, Anh. 2018. "Promoting prosocial preferences within organizations." AEA RCT Registry. December 10. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/3652/history/38634
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
We randomly organizations in 4 treatment arms:

G0: Control group
G1: Leaders initiate the prosocial behaviour
G2: Leaders are assigned to undertake behavior of their choice
G4: Leaders are assigned to a random organization.
Intervention Start Date
2016-01-01
Intervention End Date
2017-12-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Organization culture of prosocial behaviours
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
We randomly organizations in 4 treatment arms:

G0: Control group
G1: Leaders initiate the prosocial behaviour
G2: Leaders are assigned to undertake behavior of their choice
G4: Leaders are assigned to a random organization.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
We conducted experiment with 371 organizations.
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
N.A
Sample size: planned number of observations
371 organizations
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Our organizations are assigned to treatment arms as follows:

G0 includes 92 organizations
G1 includes 96 organizations
G2 includes 95 organizations
G3 includes 88 organizations
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Relevant Papers