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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Economics

Title

The impact of social identity on trust in China: Experimental evidence from cross-group comparisons

Language

English

Abstract

Social identity tends to bias decision making in favour of in-group members with whom one shares a common social membership. This article investigates the trust behaviour of mainland Chinese when interacting with nonmainlanders in a two-party decision-making situation. Our experimental results reveal that, relative to their Hong Kong brethren who tend to be insensitive to their potential partner's background of origin, the decisions of mainland Chinese are significantly impacted by sharing a common background. This suggests mistrust may limit the effectiveness of China's policy of promoting international cooperation. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

Keywords

China, laboratory experiment, social identity, trust

Publication Date

2014

Source Publication Title

Applied Economics

Volume

46

Issue

16

Start Page

1855

End Page

1860

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

ISSN (print)

00036846

ISSN (electronic)

14664283

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