Online from: 2006
Subject Area: Business Ethics and Law
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|Title:||Free will in social and psychological contracts|
|Author(s):||Denise M. Rousseau, (Heinz School of Public Policy and Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)|
|Citation:||Denise M. Rousseau, (2012) "Free will in social and psychological contracts", Society and Business Review, Vol. 7 Iss: 1, pp.8 - 13|
|Keywords:||Democracy, Free will, Individual behaviour, Individual contracting, Psychological contracts, Self-control, Social contract, Social dynamics|
|Article type:||Conceptual paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/17465681211195751 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The author would like to thank Yvon Pesqueux for developing and organizing the Social and Psychological Contract Conference in Paris and CNAM for the support it provided.|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the scientific standing of the concept of free will and its role and functioning in social and psychological contracts.
Design/methodology/approach – This is a conceptual paper.
Findings – Social structures that support the exercise of free will are central to the functioning of both social and psychological contracts.
Originality/value – The paper contributes to the debate in the natural and social sciences regarding the existence and functioning of free will in everyday life.
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