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Individual Motivation, Its Nature, Determinants and Consequences for within Group Behaviour

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  • Alkire, S.
  • Deneulin, S.

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The paper deals with evaluating the adequacy of the assumption that in economic transactions people are self-interested insofar as they are motivated solely by the concern of maximizing their utility, and in particular with assessing how this assumption affects within-group behaviour.

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economics Research in its series Research Paper with number 184.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:fth:wodeec:184

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Keywords: BEHAVIOUR ; RATIONAL CHOICE;

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  1. Pillai N., Vijayamohanan, 2008. "Infrastructure, Growth And Human Development In Kerala," MPRA Paper 7017, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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