Abstract for: A Construct for Testing Effective Cooperation in Large-Scale Resource Social Dilemmas
Social dilemmas are conflicts between individual rationality and general welfare. The Literature explains how to evaluate effectiveness of cooperation based on trust mechanism in small-scale social dilemmas, but how to evaluate effectiveness of cooperation mechanisms in large-scale situations remain unknown until this paper. We designed a construct to test cooperation mechanisms used to promote cooperation in large-scale social dilemmas that involve resource depletion. The proposed construct integrates cooperation mechanisms like trust, perception of damage and cooperation as norm. Results suggest that the designed artifact explains how mechanisms promote cooperative behavior in large-scale social dilemmas that involve resource depletion. In these cases dynamic complexity affects cooperation. The research finally indicates how cooperation mechanisms can be effective to promote cooperation in the context of dynamic complexity in large-scale social resource situations.