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Culture, Social Norms, and Economics (Hardback)

Edité par Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom, 1997
ISBN 10: 1858986176 / ISBN 13: 9781858986173
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Titre : Culture, Social Norms, and Economics (...

Éditeur : Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 1997

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Economists have often been accused of failing to take full account of culture and social norms in their explanations of human behaviour. Cultural factors are playing an increasingly important role in economic theorizing and are achieving greater recognition as determinants of economic performance. As such these volumes will be a landmark and will provide easy access to the most important articles in this expanding field. The first volume focuses on modelling the social and cultural aspects of an individual s behaviour. In the second volume this theme develops to consider cooperation in the economic system and the role of culture in supporting this system. The articles in these volumes explore a diverse range of issues including: * the differences in achievements between ethnic groups * the differences between firms from different countries * the links between religion, community, ethnicity and economic performance. * the influences of leadership, peer pressure, entrepreneurship, envy, status-seeking and self esteem. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9781858986173

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Synopsis : This two-volume set incorporates cultural and social factors into their explanation of human behaviour in economic terms. The first text focuses on modelling the social/cultural aspects of an individual's behaviour; the second develops the theme to consider co-operation in the economic system and the role of culture in supporting this system. Other issues addressed include: the differences in achievement between different ethnic groups; differences between forms in different countries; links between religion, community, ethnicity and economic performance; and the influence of leadership, peer pressure, entrepreneurship, envy, status-seeking and self-esteem.

A propos de l'auteur: Mark Casson, Head of Department of Economics, Faculty of Letters and Social Sciences, University of Reading, UK

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