Don't Stand By Me: The Role Of Personal Connections In Failing Projects

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Executive Summary

Researchers have found that when new decision makers share a psychological connection with an initial decision maker, they may invest further in the failing programs of the first - even to their own financial detriment. Research has shown that once a psychological connection forms between two individuals, they are more likely to cooperate and favor each other financially? The current research suggests that they are also more likely to escalate on each others' failing decisions.

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