Flocken Et al.: The Role of Uninformed Individuals in Making the Right Group Decisions

Carissa Flocken, University of Michigan, Ted Carmichael and Mirsad Hadzikadic, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Is being uninformed always bad for the group decision making? Under what circumstances can some degree of ignorance be in fact positive in the aggregate? What if both quality and efficacy of the decision making process matters? This papers attempts to answer these questions. In addition, the simulation and modeling platform developed for this research was also used to verify results of similar experiments per- formed in real life.

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