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Intrinsic motivations and the non-profit health sector: Evidence from Ethiopia.

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Economists have traditionally assumed that individual behavior is motivated exclusively by extrinsic incentives. Social psychologists, in contrast, stress that intrinsic motivations are also important. In recent work, economic theorists have started to build psychological factors, like intrinsic motivations, into their models. Besley and Ghatak (2005) propose that individuals are differently motivated in that they have different “missions,” and their self-selection into sectors or organizatio...

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Danila Serra More by this author
Pieter Serneels More by this author
Abigail Barr More by this author
Volume:
WPS/2010-04
Series:
CSAE Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2010
URN:
uuid:5c44613b-d665-4b0d-8e3d-d3ab4fd11182
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14529
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English

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