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Non-economic approaches to competition: Lessons from psychoanalysis

Cocioc, Paul (2016): Non-economic approaches to competition: Lessons from psychoanalysis. Published in: Review of Economic Studies and Research Virgil Madgearu , Vol. 9, No. 2 (2016): pp. 37-48.

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Abstract

The paper suggests that several competitive behaviors are well explained by psychological mechanism of human mind. And such explanations could be generalized to the behavior of all economic actors, to the firms’ strategies and actions on the market. Freud’s classical psychoanalysis is the framework to offer potential valid arguments for the role of competition in modern societies, for its significance and importance.

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