The direct and indirect effects of reducing paperwork
Last registered on June 16, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
The direct and indirect effects of reducing paperwork
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0007550
Initial registration date
April 14, 2021
Last updated
June 16, 2021 10:55 AM EDT
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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of Cologne
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Goethe-University Frankfurt
PI Affiliation
University of Toronto
PI Affiliation
LMU Munich
PI Affiliation
University of Konstanz
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2021-04-06
End date
2021-09-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We examine the consequences of reducing reporting paperwork, that is, the forms and protocols the top management of a firm requires employees and team managers to fill in as part of the reporting process.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Friebel, Guido et al. 2021. "The direct and indirect effects of reducing paperwork ." AEA RCT Registry. June 16. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.7550-1.0.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2021-04-06
Intervention End Date
2021-09-30
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Sales (especially in the hours when reporting paperwork is usually done)
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Employee attitudes towards the firm (in particular, trust towards the firm), turnover, absenteeism, leadership styles, interaction managers-employees, managers’ time use, mystery shopping
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
-
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
Stores
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
148 stores (the number can vary slightly, as the firm constantly renovates stores)
Sample size: planned number of observations
148 stores
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
73 treatment, 75 control group stores
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