The Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH) is changing the way we look at incentives and governance in industry and academia through experimentation and analysis with a focus on behavioral economics.
What are the motives for creative workers engaged in innovation activities?
How do extrinsic, intrinsic, and pro-social motives interact in driving effort and performance for creative workers?
When are contests vs. community most effective?
What is the optimal balance between autonomy and managerial control for innovation activities?