Cognition and motivation in the theory of the firm

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Title: Cognition and motivation in the theory of the firm
interaction or "never the twain shall meet"?
Author: Foss, Nicolai J.
Abstract: Economics in general, and the theory of the firm more specifically, places motivation and cognition in very different analytical boxes, in spite of cognitive science evidence that the boundaries between the two are in reality blurred. While this analytical assumption has often served the theory of the firm well, a number of organizational phenomena are better understood if cognition and motivation are allowed to interact, for example, through framing effects, as organizational scholars have long argued. The paper exemplifies by developing the implications of this for Williamson’s notion of the "impossibility of selective intervention." Keywords: The theory of the firm, cognitive and motivational varialtion, selective intervention.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7298
Date: 2004-01-21

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