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Innovation Choice under Termination Risk
Last registered on March 29, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Innovation Choice under Termination Risk
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0007431
Initial registration date
March 29, 2021
Last updated
March 29, 2021 10:52 AM EDT
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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2017-08-01
End date
2022-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Innovation Choice under Termination Risk
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Klingebiel, Ronald. 2021. "Innovation Choice under Termination Risk." AEA RCT Registry. March 29. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.7431-1.0.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Participants collectively form the employee pool of a virtual company. Problem-solving tasks come in routine and innovation variety. Employees can choose whether or not to attempt the innovation task (routine is default). Manipulation is firms' process (one-off tunnel vs two-stage funnel) for deciding who should be permitted to work on innovation. The decision criterion is an effectiveness forecast.
Intervention Start Date
2018-03-01
Intervention End Date
2020-09-01
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Innovation Choice
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
2 treatments ("tunnel" & "funnel" firms)
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
alternating treatment assignment by time of login to the computer system
Randomization Unit
individuals
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
40 virtual firms
Sample size: planned number of observations
500 employees
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
250
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
IRB Approval Date
2017-04-18
IRB Approval Number
2017-04-18