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dc.contributor.authorSchlicht, Ekkeharten_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:17:13Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:17:13Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20842-
dc.description.abstractIt has been claimed that the market fosters selfishness and thereby undermines the moral basis of society. This thesis has been developed with an emphasis on market exchange. Everyday life is, however, predominantly shaped by interactions in the workplace rather than by shopping behaviour. This essay places emphasis on firm organisation, rather than market interaction, in moulding cultural traits. The argument starts with the observation that workers may perceive the employment relationship in two different ways, with different behavioural consequences. The first is the conventional incentive view. The other is the social exchange view. Implementing the social exchange perspective may be profitable for firms which organize complex tasks. This requires an appropriate corporate culture, governed by reciprocity, fairness and commitment. Such a culture can be viewed as a refined form of exploitation, however, as it involves creating an atmosphere of mutuality for profit. I shall argue against this thesis that the same attribution mechanisms which render corporate culture an effective management instrument shape the self-perception of management and engender true, rather than faked, social exchange. The market shapes firm organizations which foster mutualism rather than selfishness.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 651en_US
dc.subject.jelA13en_US
dc.subject.jelA14en_US
dc.subject.jelB52en_US
dc.subject.jelD21en_US
dc.subject.jelD23en_US
dc.subject.jelL14en_US
dc.subject.jelL22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordtheory of the firmen_US
dc.subject.keywordcorporate cultureen_US
dc.subject.keywordorganizational citizenshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordreciprocityen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftssoziologieen_US
dc.subject.stwKapitalismusen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziales Verhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmenskulturen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Beziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwKooperative Führungen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleSocial Evolution, Corporate Culture, and Exploitationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn361263864en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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