Are claims of transparency to be believed?

Project: Research

Project Description

This project tests whether or not leaders, when given a choice, reveal a preference for transparency (i.e. reveal all relevant information to their followers). We examine if transparency is a principle that leaders truly hold dear, how followers respond to transparency, when and if transparency improves group performance, and leader reputation. This project is a first attempt using the techniques of experimental economics to the study of leader transparency. We adapt an information-based, game-theory model of leadership to investigate one leader transparency. It will have interesting implications for the understanding of effective management practices, group alliances, and incentive conflicts in organizations.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date3/01/1331/12/17

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD205,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)