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In Wrong Anticipation - Miscalibrated Beliefs between Germans, Israelis, and Palestinians.

Title: In Wrong Anticipation - Miscalibrated Beliefs between Germans, Israelis, and Palestinians.
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Name(s): Goerg, Sebastian J, author
Hennig-Schmidt, Heike, author
Walkowitz, Gari, author
Winter, Eyal, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Text
Date Issued: 2016-06-16
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The reconcilability of actions and beliefs in inter-country relationships, either in business or politics, is of vital importance as incorrect beliefs on foreigners' behavior can have serious implications. We study a typical inter-country interaction by means of a controlled laboratory investment game experiment in Germany, Israel and Palestine involving 400 student participants in total. An investor has to take a risky decision in a foreign country that involves transferring money to an investee/allocator. We found a notable constellation of calibrated and un-calibrated beliefs. Within each country, transfer standards exist, which investees correctly anticipate within their country. However, across countries these standards differ. By attributing the standard of their own environment to the other countries investees are remarkably bad in predicting foreign investors' behavior. The tendency to ignore this potential difference can be a source of misinterpreting motives in cross-country interaction. Foreigners might perceive behavior as unfavorable or favorable differentiation, even though-unknown to them-investors actually treat fellow-country people and foreigners alike.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_27311066 (IID), 10.1371/journal.pone.0156998 (DOI), PMC4911115 (PMCID), 27311066 (RID), 27311066 (EID), PONE-D-15-27349 (PII)
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4911115.
Subject(s): Arabs
Demography
Emigration and Immigration/trends
Female
Germany
Humans
Israel
Male
Middle East
Politics
Population Dynamics
Transients and Migrants
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_27311066
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: PloS one.
1932-6203
Issue: iss. 6, vol. 11

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Goerg, S. J., Hennig-Schmidt, H., Walkowitz, G., & Winter, E. (2016). In Wrong Anticipation - Miscalibrated Beliefs between Germans, Israelis, and Palestinians. Plos One. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_27311066