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Social Capital and Online Games

  • Christoph Safferling

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    (Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Universität Wien, Austria)

We use data from an online game economy and econometric matching methods to test whether social capital of players has an impact on game success. Membership in a 'clan', a voluntary organization of players, positively impacts game success. Hence, social capital has a positive effect on outcomes. Yet, top performers do not gain from access to this social capital.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Konstanz in its series Working Paper Series of the Department of Economics, University of Konstanz with number 2011-32.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 02 Sep 2011
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Handle: RePEc:knz:dpteco:1132
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