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HOMO OECONOMICUS și HOMO ACADEMICUS: limite și aspecte conceptuale
[HOMO OECONOMICUS and HOMO ACADEMICUS: limits and conceptual aspects]


  • Hălăngescu, Constantin I.


The subject of this paper consist in theoretical study on the relationship between two models of the social-human typology in the context of globalization: homo oeconomicus and homo academicus. Reviewing some of the most approved views on theoretical and conceptual aspects and limits of the two human types presented are not exhaustive and is a starting point for further research that can asnswe to questions like: How far can go the convergence between academics and economics? There are constraints or favorite elements in the relationship between Homo Oeconomicus and Homo Academicus? The assertion of Conclusions section, that homo academicus is deeply involved in mundus academicus, while homo oeconomicus stimulates in a global manner the whole mundus academicus, generates various approaches in which the economics and the academics either mingle or dissociate, and that leads to an absolutely justified interrogation in the globalized present: Will homo academicus be able to adapt to the values of homo oeconomicus, sell its know-how and produce conveniently?

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  • Hălăngescu, Constantin I., 2012. "HOMO OECONOMICUS și HOMO ACADEMICUS: limite și aspecte conceptuale
    [HOMO OECONOMICUS and HOMO ACADEMICUS: limits and conceptual aspects]
    ," MPRA Paper 36822, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:36822

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    1. Morgan, Mary S., 2006. "Economic Man as Model Man: Ideal Types, Idealization and Caricatures," Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Cambridge University Press, vol. 28(01), pages 1-27, March.
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    homo oeconomicus; homo academicus; globalisation; higher education; economics; academic reforms; knowlegdebased society; knowlegde based economy; brain-power industries;

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    • I29 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Other
    • N01 - Economic History - - General - - - Development of the Discipline: Historiographical; Sources and Methods
    • A20 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - General
    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • N30 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - General, International, or Comparative

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