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Social Dilemmas

  • By: Michael A. Hogg
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Many of the world's most pressing environmental, natural resource, and public goods problems are social dilemmas—situations where the long-term benefit of the collective (for instance, society, an organization, or a team) conflicts with the short-term benefit of the individual. For ...

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