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The Psichology Behind The Economic Crisis


  • Amalia PANDELICA

    () (University of Pitesti, Faculty of Economic Sciences)


    (AGORA University of Oradea)


This paper is an extensive analysis of bought international business press and academic literature in the field about crisis management and related fields. The paper is grounded on the premise that the psychology of the crisis is an important component of the present international context and psychological factors play an important part in the alteration of consumer’s behavior. The question that generated our research approach in such conditions was at what extent peoples’ behavior is determined by individual rational choices. The central message of this paper is that in the present economic crisis conditions the factors that are playing an important role in shaping people’s behaviour are: risk perception and risk attitude. We consider that at present managers should understand how their clients react in crisis conditions.

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  • Amalia PANDELICA & Ionut PANDELICA, 2010. "The Psichology Behind The Economic Crisis," Scientific Bulletin - Economic Sciences, University of Pitesti, issue 9, pages 131-138.
  • Handle: RePEc:pts:journl:y:2010:i:1:p:131-138

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    JEL classification:

    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search


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