Journal of Socio-Economics
A behavioral model of labor supply: Casting some light into the black box of income-leisure choice [статья]
Опубликовано на портале: 15-12-2002Morris Altman Journal of Socio-Economics. 2001. Vol. 30. No. 3. P. 199-219.
The economics of labor supply, a basic building block of economic theory, cannot provide any substantive analytical predictions on the course of labor supply by an individual or a group. This is largely due to the absence, in the theory of income-leisure choice, of any consequential behavioral content which speaks to existing and changing preferences of individuals and to the differences in preferences across individuals. Introducing a discussion of preferences into the argument, in particular target real income and target nonmarket time, provides for a richer model of labor supply and for a more precise set analytical predictions with important public policy implications.
Опубликовано на портале: 15-12-2002John F. Tomer Journal of Socio-Economics. 2001. Vol. 30. No. 3. P. 243-261.
Drawing on important insights from psychological and other noneconomic literature and combining these with economic insights, a careful explanation of why addictive behavior is not rational is provided and a socio-economic model is developed to explain addictive behavior. The model incorporates a much broader conception of human behavior than does mainstream economics, and a broader recognition of the variety of factors that influence human behavior. The model is consistent with intuitive wisdom and the wisdom of religious and spiritual traditions. There is much scope for further research.
A focus group study of the motivation to invest: 'Ethical/green' and 'ordinary' investors compared [статья]
Опубликовано на портале: 15-12-2002Alan Lewis Journal of Socio-Economics. 2001. Vol. 30. No. 4. P. 331-341.
Forty-five ordinary investors, in 7 focus groups, and 49 ethical/green investors in a further 7 focus groups discussed their various motivations for investing. Interpretations of the results were produced with the aid of NUDIST software and repeated readings of the transcriptions. Neither ordinary nor especially ethical investors were keen to attribute solely economic motives to themselves revealing instead their need to provide for future selves and to bequeath. Ethical/green investors primarily mentioned avoiding companies who manufacture munitions, are exploitative, and who pollute. Many participants, especially the ethicals, felt an unease about contemporary capitalism and current UK government policy, suggesting that ethical investing had become a necessity because of government failure and that it could change the commercial world for the better although the process was admittedly a slow one. This paper aims to enrich the notion of rational economic man.
Опубликовано на портале: 15-12-2002Mildred Warner Journal of Socio-Economics. 2001. Vol. 30. No. 2. P. 187-192.
This paper explores the constructability of social capital and specifically the role formal state supported institutions can play in structuring community level interventions to build social capital.
Опубликовано на портале: 22-05-2004Nancy J. Miller Journal of Socio-Economics. 2001. Vol. 30. No. 6. P. 475-493.
The social environment in which the retailer conducts business is not often measured for its fundamental influences on consumers' local purchasing behavior. This study, using social capital theory as a theoretical framework, examines whether reciprocal actions exist between community members as consumers and retailers and if these actions are persuasive in predicting the economic activity regarded as consumer inshopping. Determinants of inshopping behavior are analyzed from the community member's perspective in a study of the rural community marketplace. The sample population consisted of consumers living in two rural Iowa communities with populations less than 10,000, agricultural-based economies, and retail mixtures of locally owned and operated small-sized businesses as well as national chain and discount organizations. Structural equation modeling estimated the causal patterns among consumers' attachment to community with two endogenous variables regarding reciprocity and inshopping behavior. Findings offer supporting evidence that social relationships aid in predicting rural marketplace relationships.
Опубликовано на портале: 15-12-2002Morris Altman Journal of Socio-Economics. 2001. Vol. 30. No. 5. P. 379-391.
In this paper cultural factors are incorporated into a behavioral model of economic growth and development and the circumstances under which culture can make a difference are articulated. In this context, the question of the long run survival, in a competitive environment, of firms and societies imbued with cultural precepts that are not conducive to growth and development, is addressed. This discussion attempts to redress a gap in economic theory, which does not well incorporate cultural factors as independent and causally substantive variables.
Опубликовано на портале: 15-12-2002Rebeca Raijman Journal of Socio-Economics. 2001. Vol. 30. No. 5. P. 393-410.
This paper focuses on Mexican immigrants who are considering to start a business but do not so for various reasons. It queries the individuals at the very preliminary stages of the process when they are contemplating the alternatives, so it is well suited to learn about the determinants of business ownership. The findings demonstrate the potential value of personality measures for predicting who will want to start a business. The results underscore that having close family members in business exposes individuals to role models and sources of financial and nonfinancial help that might put business ownership within reach of people with modest resources. Economic resources in the household, in the form of financial investments, also affect the wish to start a business because they furnish available capital for the start-up.
Differential effects of parental involvement on cognitive and behavioral outcomes by socioeconomic status [статья]
Опубликовано на портале: 15-12-2002Ralph B. McNeal Journal of Socio-Economics. 2001. Vol. 30. No. 2. P. 171-179.
Using the concepts of cultural and social capital, a theoretical framework is provided for why there would exist differential effects of parental involvement across cognitive and behavioral outcomes. The variable relationships between involvement and each outcome are investigated by socioeconomic status.
Economic man vs. heterodox men: The concepts of human nature in schools of economic thought [статья]
Опубликовано на портале: 15-12-2002John F. Tomer Journal of Socio-Economics. 2001. Vol. 30. No. 4. P. 281-293.
Economic man, the man who acts on pure economic motives alone, is the concept of man at the heart of mainstream economics. Heterodox economists, while acknowledging that economic man has served usefully for some purposes, know in different ways that economic man is, because it leaves out too much of human nature, a deficient concept of man. They are uncomfortable at best with the idea of characterizing humans in such a reductionist way. This paper proposes to use the comprehensive view of human nature developed by Ken Wilber to point to the specific deficiencies of economic man. With Wilber's model of human development as the backdrop, it is possible to map the different schools of thought with respect to each other, showing how each of their overlapping conceptions of man include some important elements missing in economic man but fail to include other elements.
Is the good corporation dead? The community social responsibility of small business operators [статья]
Опубликовано на портале: 15-12-2002Terry L. Besser, Nancy J. Miller Journal of Socio-Economics. 2001. Vol. 30. No. 3. P. 221-241.
This study examined whether social responsibility is a meaningful characteristic with which to differentiate businesses given its supposed demise in the new global economy. The analysis focuses on small businesses and the social responsibility of businesses toward their community. Community social responsibility and competitive strategies were measured by the self reports of 675 small business operators in 10 Iowa cities. Cluster analysis revealed 4 categories of business operators designated as: 1. civic leaders, 2. alienated business operators, 3. followers in high collective action communities, and 4. followers in low collective action communities. Business owners and managers can be differentiated on the basis of community social responsibility. In spite of changes in the economy, a significant segment of small business operators believe in tenets of the enlightened self interest model of business social responsibility, that is, that doing good is good business.