A note on participatory decision making, rationality and social capital

Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap

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This paper addresses a particular issue of institutional choice. It is concerned with one aspect of the argument for participatory decision-making structures: how to make sense of the claim that participation can raise productivity because it produces a change in motivation. The argument of the paper turns, first, on distinguishing between the rational choice account of behaviour and a norm-guided one and, second, on the thought that participatory structures give scope for norm-guided behaviour to flourish in ways not found in hierarchies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-67
Number of pages11
JournalCambridge Journal of Economics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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