What Price the Moral High Ground?: Ethical Dilemmas in Competitive Environments / Edition 1

What Price the Moral High Ground?: Ethical Dilemmas in Competitive Environments / Edition 1

by Robert H. Frank
ISBN-10:
0691124019
ISBN-13:
9780691124018
Pub. Date:
08/01/2005
Publisher:
Princeton University Press

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What Price the Moral High Ground?: Ethical Dilemmas in Competitive Environments / Edition 1

In What Price the Moral High Ground?, economist and social critic Robert Frank challenges the notion that doing well is accomplished only at the expense of doing good. Frank explores exciting new work in economics, psychology, and biology to argue that honest individuals often succeed, even in highly competitive environments.

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ISBN-13: 9780691124018
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Infectious Goodvii
Part IDoing Well
1Forging Commitments That Sustain Cooperation3
2Can Cooperators Find One Another?28
3Adaptive Rationality and the Moral Emotions45
4Can Socially Responsible Firms Survive in Competitive Environments?58
Part IIDoing Good
5What Price the Moral High Ground?71
6Local Status, Fairness, and Wage Compression Revisited92
7Motivation, Cognition, and Charitable Giving109
Part IIIForging Better Outcomes
8Social Norms as Positional Arms-Control Agreements133
9Does Studying Economics Inhibit Cooperation?155
AppendixEthics Questionnaire179
Epilogue: The Importance of Sanctions183
References191
Index199

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