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David C. Rose

in The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199781744
eISBN:
9780199919116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781744.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

In this chapter the benefits and costs of group size are discussed to lay the groundwork for establishing later how group size affects moral decision making. The gains from specialization are shown ... More


The Proper Context of Business

James R. Otteson

in Honorable Business: A Framework for Business in a Just and Humane Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190914202
eISBN:
9780190914240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914202.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Strategy

Chapter 2 investigates the explanation Adam Smith gave in his famous Wealth of Nations (1776) for why some places are wealthier than others, and what political, economic, and other social ... More


The Cultural Commons

David C. Rose

in Why Culture Matters Most

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780199330720
eISBN:
9780190918712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199330720.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter begins with a review of a simple theory of cooperative behavior. Employing familiar arguments from Adam Smith, it explains why large-scale cooperation is the key to producing general ... More


Culture as Moral Beliefs

David C. Rose

in Why Culture Matters Most

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780199330720
eISBN:
9780190918712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199330720.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter explains why cultural beliefs—specifically moral beliefs—are more important than cultural practices for building a high-trust society because when trust-producing moral beliefs are well ... More


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