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This paper investigates the role of managers’ behavioural features on Blockchain Technology (BCT) appropriation within an online scenario-based behavioural experiment. At the intersection between Management of Information Systems and Experimental Economics, the scenario describes a BCT set-up as a new governance mechanism facilitating data sharing among organisations. The experiment involves BCT experts who performed two different Public Good Games (PGG): the first, reflecting a traditional data sharing system while the second was concerned with an exogenous minimum contribution level representing a BCT-based system. Results reveal that experts’ beliefs play a positive role in BCT early appropriation at an ecosystem level. When BCT-based data-sharing is established, and information about others’ cooperation is available, early appropriation level still affects the managers’ contribution and relative appropriation, moderating the role of behavioural features, such as beliefs and generalised trust.



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