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Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1757-191X
  • E-ISSN: 1757-1928



A naturalistic public good experiment is used to examine whether better players cooperate more or less than others. ‘Better’ is measured by subjects’ accuracy in a team-based shooting game, and cooperation is measured by introducing a public good decision into the game. A data set of 92 subjects was created and results show that better players cooperate significantly less than others. Economic theory is used to explain the result.


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Keyword(s): cooperation; MMOG; performance; public good; shooting game; skill
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