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and the yes-puffery/strong group setting (YP/SG). These eight sessions produce 11 subjectpairs for each of the four settings, for a total of 44 pairs.
I conduct each experimental session on networked personal computers with privacy
maintained, except as noted below. The instructions, which are available upon request, do
not use terms with real-world connotations, such as fraud or auditor. Rather, managers
are referred to as ‘‘A’’ players, and auditors are referred to as ‘‘B’’ players. Haynes and
Kachelmeier (1998) argue that context can affect the behavior of subjects in ways that are
extraneous to the study’s theoretical predictions.
All managers have special training several days prior to the actual experimental sessions, which helps them appreciate their strategic opportunities. During the training session,
managers play both roles in a series of practice rounds and were informed of the strategic
possibilities inherent in the game. The trained managers participated in mult...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2014 for the course ACCY 405 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
- Fall '08