Overview

The LaMP plans a series of replication of experimental studies in public management and policy. Replication is important in the social sciences because it can help establish the if the findings of a study conducted in one place (say the UK) is valid in another setting, say Hong Kong. The presumption underlying replication is the process of confirming a theory under similar and dissimilar conditions so as to build confidence in the theory, thus advancing theory testing and development and the accumulation of knowledge. Currently we are replicating following three experiments in Hong Kong and Korea, and a more replications will be prepared in this year.

Organizational Rules: Red tape perception with outcome favourability

Kaufman, Wesley and Mary K. Feeney. (2014). Beyond the rules: The effect of outcome favourability on red tape perceptions. Public Administration 92, 1, 178-191.

Work motivation in public and private organizations

Brewer, Gene A. and Gene A. Brewer. (2011). Parsing public/private differences in work motivation and performance: An experimental study, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 21:i347–i362

Decision-making: signaling cooperative game

Knott, J. H., Miller, G. J., & Verkuilen, J. (2003). Adaptive Incrementalism and Complexity: Experiments with Two-Person Cooperative Signaling Games. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 13(3): 341-366.