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Neuroscience and management: challenges for behavioural research in organizations


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  • David Naranjo-Gil

    (Pablo de Olavide University, Business Administration Department)

  • Laura Gomez-Ruiz

    (Pablo de Olavide University, Business Administration Department)

  • Maria Jesus Sanchez-Exposito

    (Pablo de Olavide University, Business Administration Department)

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    The objective of this paper is to explore how the application of neuroscience to management research can facilitate a better understanding of some issues concerning to people behaviour in organizations. In recent years, the ability of researchers to directly observe brain activity has increased tremendously. This paper presented extant neuroscientific findings and showed some examples on how they could be incorporated into management research. We present two studies on honesty and social loafing in teams to inform management researchers when and how neuroscientific methods can complement traditional empirical approaches such as interviews or surveys.

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    Article provided by Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika in its journal Journal of Positive Management.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2011)
    Issue (Month): ()
    Pages: 45-58

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    Handle: RePEc:cpn:umkjpm:v:2:y:2011:p:45-58

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    Keywords: Neuroscience; Behavioural Management; Honesty; Social loafing;


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    1. Rigdon, Mary, 2009. "Trust and reciprocity in incentive contracting," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 70(1-2), pages 93-105, May.
    2. N. Emrah Aydinonat, 2010. "Neuroeconomics: more than inspiration, less than revolution," Journal of Economic Methodology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(2), pages 159-169.
    3. Joost Pennings & Philip Garcia & Eligius Hendrix, 2005. "Towards a Theory of Revealed Economic Behavior: The Economic-Neurosciences Interface," Journal of Bioeconomics, Springer, vol. 7(2), pages 113-127, 01.
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