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How Do Managers’ Beliefs about New Technologies Evolve? Informational Interventions and the Adoption of Energy-efficient Stitching Motors in Bangladesh

This project will conduct a randomized control trial on the determinants of adoption of an energy-efficient technology in the Bangladeshi manufacturing sector. The technology is a new motor for stitching machines, called a “servo” motor, which uses about 75% less electricity than traditional “clutch” motors. We will provide information about the servo motors in varying intensities to managers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the leather goods and footwear industry.

Sharyn O’Halloran

George Blumenthal Professor and Professor of International and Public Affairs
Senior Vice Dean and Chief Academic Officer School of Professional Studies

Scott Barrett

Vice Dean, School of International and Public Affairs; Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics

Cristian Pop-Eleches

Professor of International and Public Affairs

Unbundling worker and manager preferences for workplace organization: understanding support for new forms of labor representation

The rate of unionization remains low in the United States, and as new forms of worker representation emerge, we need to better understand what workers want from labor organizations and how employee preferences differ across industries and occupations. This project will field a relatively large-scale survey, with embedded survey experiments, to examine what aspects of labor organization are preferred by workers and management.

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez

Assiociate Professor of International and Public Affairs

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