Projects Research Area MOE

 

Here you will find information on selected projects of the Research Area "Managerial and Organizational Economics, short MOE. For more detailed information about the projects, please use the links to the Websites of the Research Area.

 

Avatars as Peers at Work

Project Partners:
Prof. Özgür Gürerk, Lehr und Forschungsgebiet Experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung
Herr Andreas Staffeldt, Lehrstuhl für Organisation
Prof. Torsten Kuhlen, Dr. Bernd Hentschel, Frau Andrea Bönsch, Lehrstuhl für Informatik 12 - Virtual Reality Group

Project start: July 1, 2014

The project addresses the question if virtual reality adds value to experimental economics. For this purpose the partners want to find out how individuals react to virtual peers in the virtual environment of the aixCAVE.

For further information please visit the website of the Experimental Economics Group

  The aixCAVE Copyright: Virtual Reality Group The RWTH Aachen University aixCAVE, Picture by the Virtual Reality Group

The RWTH Aachen University aixCAVE, run by the Virtual Reality Group, creates by a sophisticated combination of high resolution, high brightness, brightness uniformity, specially coated screens, elaborate mechanical construction, and active stereo technology, a high level of immersion and an illusion of presence.

 

Experimental Economics in Virtual Reality

Project Partners:
Prof. Özgür Gürerk, Experimental Economics
Prof. Christian Grund, Human Resource Management
Prof. Christine Harbring, Organisation
Prof. Thomas Kittsteiner, Economics
Herr Andreas Staffeldt, Organisation
Virtual Reality Group der RWTH Aachen

Project start: September 2013

The objective of the project is to increase experimental control and hence external validity by conducting realistic experiments in highly immersive environments, e.g., in the aixCAVE.

For further information please visit the website of the Experimental Economics Group

 

Experimental Studies on Determinants of Effective Leadership

Project Partners:
Prof. Özgür Gürerk, Experimental Economics
Dr. Thomas Lauer, University of Cologne

Duration: September 2013 to August 2015

In this research project, we investigate experimentally how a team leader may use different sources of influence to efficiently lead his teammates in order to and to accomplish the group goal.

For further information please visit the website of the Experimental Economics Group