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Table 10 The Projects used in the experiment

From: Framing and self-responsibility modulate brain activities in decision escalation

No. Project name Content presented
1 Customer Relationship Management System Development You suggest that your company replaces the old Customer Relationship Management System and adopt new technology for development. The budget is NT$ 3 million. There are two options:
A. In-house Development: The system is developed by the company’s internal team, which can accumulate the technical experiences
B. Outsourcing: The system is outsourced to the professional manufacturers, which can absorb the manufacturer’s technical experiences
2 Database Backup Project You suggest that your company plans a new database backup solution. The budget is NT 3.1 million. There are two options:
A. Use the service provider’s cloud platform for backup. The project takes less time and lower investment costs, but the risk of data leakage is higher
B. The backup system is built by the company. The project takes more time and more investment costs, but the risk of data leakage is lower
3 E-commerce Website Building You suggest that your company builds a new E-commerce website. The budget is NT3.2 million. There are two software development companies bidding:
Company A: This company has been established for a long time and has rich experiences in system development, but its system development price is higher
Company B: This company has just been established and has less experience in system development, but its system development price is lower
4 Balanced Scorecard Project You suggest that your company implements a balanced scorecard. The budget is 3.3 million. There are two project manager candidates:
Manager A: This manager has extensive project experience but poor communication management skills
Manager B: This manager has less project experience but better communication management skills
5 Inventory Management System Development The company wants to replace the old Inventory Management System and adopt new technology for development. The budget is NT$ 3 million. There are two options:
A. Purchasing a package software developed by a software company. The system can be quickly used, but the company’s management process and system need to be adjusted
B. Developing by the company’s information department. It took a longer time, but could retain the company’s management process and system
6 Logistics Management Project The company wants to plan a new logistics management system. The budget is 3.1 million. Need to decide which automatic identification technology to use:
A. RFID: Higher cost, but good sensing effect
B. QRCode: Lower cost, but poor sensing effect
7 ERP System Project The company wants to implement a new ERP system. The budget is NT3.2 million. There are two software companies bidding:
Company A: This company has more experience in system implementation, but the fees are high
Company B: This company has less experience in system implementation, but the fees are low
8 ISO 9001 Quality Management Project The company wants to implement ISO 9001 Quality Management. The budget is 3.3 million. There are two project manager candidates:
Manager A: This manager is a new employee. He/She has a lot of experience in project, but he/she doesn’t know much about the company
Manager B: This manager is a senior employee. He/She does not have much experience in project, but has a deep understanding of the company