Incentives and praise compared: the ethics of motivation

Research Article


Incentives Motivation Adam Smith John Locke Praise 

JEL Classification

A13 B10 B12 B15 B20 B25 N00 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA

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