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From Lab to Online Research: a Transition Full of Challenges
COVID-19 has disrupted countless lives and dominated discussions in 2020. The pandemic is also having a major impact on research, particularly field research like the type that we are conducting. Our team had just started to collect data when countries started locking down and international travel became impossible. Our research project studies transnational corruption in international business. More specifically, we focus on how local social norms, beliefs and expectations about others’ behavioural integrity are affected by, and interact with, the international legal architecture aimed at combatting corruption and bribery. To that end we use experimental economics ‘games’ in which participants have to make decisions about how to interact with other ‘players’ which mimic exchanges in international business. We recruit people to participate in those games from all over the globe. It is easy to see that for a project such as ours, the travel disruption was a significant blow… CONTINE READING
Thorsten Chmura is a professor at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University. His main research interest is using laboratory and field experiments to find solutions for real-life challenges. Thorsten holds various leadership positions at Nottingham Business School, and has previously worked at the Universities of Nottingham, Munich, and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.