Worker Satisfaction and Economic Performance / Edition 2

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765605917
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/31/2001
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Revising the Microfoundations of Economics 3
2 Human Agency as a Determinant of Material Welfare 26
3 The Methodology of Economics and the Survival Principle Revised 50
4 A Behavioral Theory of Economic Welfare and Economic Justice 69
5 The Economics of Exogenous Increases in Wage Rates in a Behavioral/X-Efficiency Model of the Firm 103
6 A Behavioral Model of Endogenous Economic Growth 119
7 Interfirm, Interregional, and International Differences in Labor Productivity: Why Convergence Need Not Take Place 137
8 The Economics of Profitable Inefficiency and Market Failure: A Behavioral Model of Path Dependency 150
9 Economic Theory, Public Policy, and the Challenge of Innovative Work Practices 170
10 The Efficiency- and Welfare-Promoting Role of Labor Rights and Labor Power in a Market Economy 182
11 A Revisionist View of the Economic Implications of Child Labor Regulations 199
12 How Discriminatory Pay Inequality Can Persist: Even in Competitive Markets 216
13 When Green Isn't Mean: The Economics of Environmental Regulations 230
14 Big Is Not Always Better: A Critical Appraisal of the Transaction Cost-Economizing Paradigm 247
15 Culture as a Determinant of Material Welfare 260
References 271
Index 289
About the Author 299
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