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What price the moral high ground? : ethical dilemmas in competitive environments

Author: Robert H Frank
Publisher: Princeton ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2005.
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Explores the work in economics, psychology, and biology to argue that honest individuals often succeed because their commitment to principle makes them more attractive as trading partners. This book  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert H Frank
ISBN: 0691124019 9780691124018 0691006725 9780691006727
OCLC Number: 780788307
Description: xii, 203 str. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Infectious good --
Part I. Doing well : Forging commitments that sustain cooperation --
Can cooperators find one another? --
Adaptive rationality and the moral emotions --
Can socially responsible firms survive in competitive environments? --
Part II. Doing good : What price the moral high ground? --
Local status, fairness, and wage compression revisited --
Motivation, cognition, and charitable giving --
Part III. Forging better outcomes : Social norms as positional arms-control agreements --
Does studying economics inhibit cooperation? --
Appendix : Ethics questionnaire --
Epilogue : The importance of sanctions.
Responsibility: Robert H. Frank.

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