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

Author: Robert H Frank
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: 0691006725 9780691006727
OCLC Number: 799717686
Description: xii, 203 p. : table ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Infectious Good vii Part I. DOING WELL 1. Forging Commitments That Sustain Cooperation 3 2. Can Cooperators Find One Another? 28 3. Adaptive Rationality and the Moral Emotions 45 4. Can Socially Responsible Firms Survive in Competitive Environments? 58 Part II. DOING GOOD 5. What Price the Moral High Ground? 71 6. Local Status, Fairness, and Wage Compression Revisited 92 7. Motivation, Cognition, and Charitable Giving 109 Part III. FORGING BETTER OUTCOMES 8. Social Norms as Positional Arms-Control Agreements 133 9. Does Studying Economics Inhibit Cooperation? 155 Appendix: Ethics Questionnaire 179 Epilogue: The Importance of Sanctions 183 References 191 Index 199
Responsibility: Robert H. Frank.

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