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Modeling the Effects of Economic Behavior in Determining the Organization of Society


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Title: Modeling the Effects of Economic Behavior in Determining the Organization of Society
Authors: Wicks, Rick
Issue Date: 2006
University: Göteborg University. School of Business, Economics and Law
Extent: 23 pages
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Publication type: Report
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics, nr 195
Keywords: three social spheres; communities; social goods; relational models: community-sharing
authority-ranking
equality-matching
market-pricing; metaeconomic efficiency
Abstract: The three “spheres” of society (governments, markets, and communities) are widely acknowledged yet the overall organization is analyzed only rarely, and interactions between the spheres have perhaps never been modeled. Fiske’s four relational models (community-sharing, authority-ranking, equality-matching, and marketpricing) are used as the theoretical underpinning for a model of these three spheres, which is then used briefly to examine the effects of economic behavior (including economic thin... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/2726
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