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I am working on a proposal to develop an ecosystem that can bridge the gap between industry and academia by assessing market needs. I have proposed this plan to the University of Hamburg. We have a few interested stakeholders. As an exit plan, we are also trying to reach ResearchGate.
Your feedback is encouraged.
Here's the outline:
The gap between industry and academia has been a persistent challenge in many fields, including technology, engineering, and business. While academia focuses on theoretical concepts and fundamental research, industry demands practical and innovative solutions to real-world problems . The disconnect between these two domains often results in a mismatch between the skills and knowledge required by employers and those provided by educational institutions. Therefore, there is a need for an ecosystem that can bring academia and industry closer by assessing the market needs and facilitating collaboration.
The primary objective of this proposal is to develop an ecosystem that can bridge the gap between industry and academia by assessing market needs. Specifically, we aim to:
1. Identify the critical factors that influence the gap between industry and academia.
2. Develop a framework for assessing the market needs and requirements of the industry.
3. Create an ecosystem that can facilitate collaboration between academia and industry by connecting them with relevant stakeholders, such as entrepreneurs, investors, and policymakers.
The ecosystem will use a mixed-methods approach that combines qualitative and quantitative methods. Initially, a literature review will be conducted to identify the critical factors that contribute to the gap between industry and academia . The literature review will also help in developing a framework for assessing the market needs of the industry. The framework will be validated through interviews and surveys with industry professionals and academic experts.
The ecosystem will be developed through a design thinking approach that involves iterative cycles of prototyping and feedback . It will be piloted with a selected group of stakeholders to evaluate its effectiveness in bridging the gap between industry and academia. The evaluation will be based on the following criteria:
1. Effectiveness in connecting industry and academia with relevant stakeholders.
2. Relevance of the ecosystem in addressing the market needs of the industry.
3. Efficiency in facilitating collaboration between industry and academia.
Motivation & Benefits for Stakeholders:
- Conducting market research & finding out the use cases
- Identifying trends and opportunities
- Assessing current and future market needs
- Developing research-driven products
- Building products that customers love
- Higher acceptance rate of grant proposals
- Creating value-based research & setting an example for developing countries
- Prevention of fake conferences and journals
- Higher Open Access Publication Opportunities
- Collaboration between EU and developing countries
- Knowledge Transfer Possibilities
- Developing a common framework for industry-based STEM research
Canadian University of Bangladesh
Independent University of Bangladesh
Industry: Startups are eligible to showcase research-based products. The produced research papers can be used in their pitch decks and relevant documents as references.
Annual Fee: 50 - 200 EUR/year(Depending on the country)
Academia: A special membership is only applicable to the ones that are selected in the ecosystem.
Annual Fee: 50 - 200 EUR/year (Depending on the country)
1. Etzkowitz, H., & Leydesdorff, L. (2000). The dynamics of innovation: from National Systems and "Mode 2" to a Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations. Research Policy, 29(2), 109-123.
2. Gertler, M. S. (2004). Best practice? Geography, learning, and the institutional limits to strong convergence. Journal of Economic Geography, 4(1), 5-26.
3. Powell, W. W., & Grodal, S. (2005). Networks of innovators. In Handbook of economic sociology (pp. 218-241). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
A lot of factors affect curriculum planning. Among them include changes in social, cultural, economic, political and globalization issues. How has curriculum planning at all levels been influenced by these social variables?
Both these two terms are slight difference but interchangeably used in Economics, Sociology, and Developmental studies etc.
The term Effect has influenced in terms of either Positive effect or Negative effect in the given variable(s).
The term affect which exploits the given variable(s) Positively significant or Negatively significant the incremental changes of the unit of items in the measurements.
Sometimes both have similar meanings but they different significant difference in terms of the Inferential statistical measurements.
Mostly using interchangeably with same and different meanings.
We live in an era when the Mathematics of Nonlinear Dynamics have been making inroads into almost every discipline and profession. A qualitative outcome of this mathematical field is the realization that what in Economics (and Econometrics) are described as "steady states" and "long run equilibria" are very unlikely in theory, in addition to being difficult to empirically document their presence in practice (in extended time series data).
On the other hand, a significant new field has emerged in Social Sciences (Economics, Sociology and Demography) as well as in almost all professions (Architecture, Engineering, Business Administration, Law, Journalism, etc.) where a movement towards "sustainability" is omnipresent. The movement enjoys apparently widespread popular support all over the Globe. However, the precise definition of what exactly is "sustainability", in an epoch of fast societal, economic, cultural and technological change remains elusive.
Hence, my question to this community: "What exactly is 'sustainable' development"?
What is your opinion about the impact of new information technologies on people's social behavior?
To be precise, I am looking for studies on informal labour that have taken on board Sanyal's category of the Need Economy and his 'Politics of Exclusion' in studying the political-economy of post-liberalization India/countries in the global south?
Will it be possible to use the indicators of resilience to assess the sustainability of socio-ecological system?
In view of the controversy with the SCI-HUB organization, I would like to know your opinion on the advantages and disadvantages of access to free scientific knowledge.
I am willing to start my PhD research analysis once I finish collecting the data, and I've been asked to prepare a proposal data analysis.
My research is about the determinants of entrepreneurial spirit and my data is mainly qualitative so i am not sure which statistical analysis to use for my results? Any ideas ? Thank you
As a researcher in business and psychology I often get the feeling that many of my colleagues have a political leaning to the left and are clearly influenced by the ideas of post modernism and neo marxism. In sociology and social psychology this is in my view clearly evident. I have a deep fear that this is something that might have a negative effect on the field of social science. What are your views regarding this? Has the left totally taken over the social sciences? Is there still a room for scientist of divergent ideas or are they more or less kept down by the majority? Your views please?
DV= EWB (comprises from 8 variables in dichotomous nature, based on yes and no)
IV= Social exclusion (comprises from 6 indicators and each indicator has 5-8 statements based on categorical and continuous data)
please write me the step wise procedure of the statistical tool and reference papers, books and videos link. I'll be highly thankful.
There is a great paper from Nature about the perception of AI in organizational settings. Here is abstract, you can find it online. I wish to know your thoughts on the topic of perception of AI, where will it matter the most, where will it be necessary to change people's attitudes towards it?
Advances in robotics and artificial intelligence are increasingly enabling organizations to replace humans with intelligent machines and algorithms. Forecasts predict that, in the coming years, these new technologies will affect millions of workers in a wide range of occupations, replacing human workers in numerous tasks, but potentially also in whole occupations. Despite the intense debate about these developments in economics, sociology and other social sciences, research has not examined how people react to the technological replacement of human labour. We begin to address this gap by examining the psychology of technological replacement. Our investigation reveals that people tend to prefer workers to be replaced by other human workers (versus robots); however, paradoxically, this preference reverses when people consider the prospect of their own job loss. We further demonstrate that this preference reversal occurs because being replaced by machines, robots or software (versus other humans) is associated with reduced selfthreat. In contrast, being replaced by robots is associated with a greater perceived threat to one’s economic future. These findings suggest that technological replacement of human labour has unique psychological consequences that should be taken into account by policy measures (for example, appropriately tailoring support programmes for the unemployed).
- “Black magic” reality or myth?
- What is magic?
- What is black magic?
- Does it exists?
- Do the concept of Black magic have significant effects on Human economics, sociology and creativity?
- Any proven scientific references of black magic?
- What are “magical mysterious Spells?”
- Any scientific prove that magical spells works?
- What can be expected mechanism by which spells works?
- Electromagnetic field & quantum spectrum get effects by magical spells and magical products?
- Does acoustic-optics property of human voices can effect brain waves and neural combinations? Any proven references?
- Ghosts, Metaphysical products, or any Undefinable Energy Objects (UEO), "shadow shapes" etc have any link with black magic
- Black magic in real is a refine example of an illusionary mythologies?
- If it exists then what can be its treatments?
- Any scientific explanation for “Black magic”?
- Any other point you want to add
Social media can affect the personal lives of individual people. The sociological behavior of people is changing. Some people exchange traditional contacts with other people for contacts via social media portals. It changes the sociology of people's behavior, it affects sociological behavior, it generates new types of problems that also affect behavioral economics and the behavior of entire communities. In addition, there is the issue of the risk of losing personal data that may be stolen from social media portals. This risk also shapes the potential discomfort of using social media portals, if it turns out that some part of personal data has been mistakenly made public or stolen by cybercriminals. Unfortunately, despite the assurances of companies that run social media portals, information on these websites is not always fully secured and can be stolen by cybercriminals. In addition, the issue of downloading data from social media portals by large companies to Big Data database systems should be added in order to process them for marketing purposes. The issue of privacy in social media is very important and is related to the security of personal information. Privacy is at risk in terms of information posted on social media portals.
Please, answer, comments. I invite you to the discussion.
I have seen many RG questions about getting a publisher for a text that you have written or that you propose to write.
My experience may not be typical and I have but one edited text to my credit but I am eager to help others. My edited interdisciplinary collection of essay is titled _Orbiting Ray Bradbury's Mars_ (2012) for McFarland Publishers. They are the major popular culture publishing firm in the US.
I am inviting people in at the start of an invited proposal to a multinational educational publisher. I was invited to propose a companion text on LITERATURE AND CLASS because of a review I did of another text. This convinced the publisher that I could create a research text for them.
STEP ONE: do reviews of other people's texts. If you do a review, say you are available to do more.
I invite you to watch this journey from start to conclusion of a project to publish a reference text with a major publisher. This should be a good discussion that takes us beyond the "what if I had a publisher" stage with no specifics involved.
I am looking for a validated survey tool to track changes in participants' notions of power and inequality in society. Rather than reinventing the wheel, I am wondering if anyone has, or has used one that I may be able to draw from in an upcoming study.
I'd like to ask from my colleagues- the distinguished social science's researchers who are focused on studying the development of (formal & informal) institutions in terms of the geographical visualization of economic development. My aim of the 20-year scientific observations is to carry out the parallels between the sectoral economic development in any point of the globe and the development of institutional relations (both formal & informal). As a general rule, most highly developed human organizations (formal institutions) on the basis of advanced rules of game are located in developed countries and due diminishing transaction costs, those institutes attracted the most talented individuals. Based on opportunistic behavior of individuals given perfection and quite acceptable rules of the game, it could be possible to argue about globalization, which contributes to rather fusion/ merge, than "clash of civilizations" (termin of Prof. Samuel Huntington).
Therefore, I am looking for opportunities to read about the newly developed area of social sciences, an an intersection of :
1) economic sociology,
2) neo institutional economics,
3) economic geography,
4) international economic development,
5) political sciences & international relations and many other fields.
I will highly appreciate your replies.
With the best regards,
Ragip BAYRAMBEYLI (Kirsehir AE University, PhD Candidate, History) email@example.com
By our avidity, weaknesses, desires, fears, and ignorance, due to economical models based on over-consumerism, we are creating our misery and the misery of many living beings.
We are so confident, Arrogant and Ignorant that we believe that we can safely regulate the climate of our planet. But since we are Human beings before we recognize our mistake it maybe too late for the many to live and a few would just be happy about living with robot bees, AI, and genetically modified living beings.
For the benefit of the many, what path would you like to choose? Business as usual or proceed an economical, social, and ecological paradigm shift?
As a starting point, in May 2011 the OEDC started measuring successful societies utilizing the-so called 'Better Life Index':
However, it excludes many other successful societies or some quite large countries.Further, its methodology and epistemology can be questionnable and some parameters maybe hidden or don't contribute actively to answer the current question.
Thank you in advance for sharing your experience and expertise.
All your comments are welcome.
I'm designing an interdisciplinary study (with Public heath, Statistics, Psychology etc) on diseases, stigma, discrimination, mental health and quality of life.
So I'm a bit confused that what should be the ultimate construct for human life, I mean what must be there for a human being?
Quality of life is sometimes observed secondary, primarily they should have a moving life.
The whole United Nations (Sustainable Development) Goals talking about Society and people's wellbeing.
But whats the 1 most important factor for humans?
Please provide your thoughts?
I am particularly interested in how blockchain might allow for new forms of trust in the digital environment and beyond. One way of doing this, I reckon, is to find accessible use cases and study the interaction between users and the platform or any other combination of human-computer interaction. Yet, at this stage, I find it really hard to select case studies and especially to define a research question which is both coherent with trust research literature and blockchain studies. How would you approach this?
I intend to run a quantitative study on 'The Spirit of Capitalism' and its relationship with Work ethic in Iranian society as a society with rentier government .
There are people who would like to see the kind of high school-to- industry and business integration of apprenticeship programs.
Are any of our RG community working to bring apprenticeships to the US that are as coordinated with industry and business as those are in Germany?
How can this be achieved in the US?
What obstacles are there to creating such apprenticeships?
Do you have research in this area to share?
Complex systems: physics beyond physics
Yurij Holovatch, Ralph Kenna, Stefan Thurner (Submitted on 29 Sep 2016)
Complex systems are characterized by specific time-dependent interactions among their many constituents. As a consequence they often manifest rich, non-trivial and unexpected behavior. Examples arise both in the physical and non-physical world. The study of complex systems forms a new interdisciplinary research area that cuts across physics, biology, ecology, economics, sociology, and the humanities. In this paper we review the essence of complex systems from a physicist's point of view, and try to clarify what makes them conceptually different from systems that are traditionally studied in physics. Our goal is to demonstrate how the dynamics of such systems may be conceptualized in quantitative and predictive terms by extending notions from statistical physics and how they can often be captured in a framework of co-evolving multiplex network structures. We mention three areas of complex-systems science that are currently studied extensively, the science of cities, dynamics of societies, and the representation of texts as evolutionary objects. We discuss why these areas form complex systems in the above sense. We argue that there exists plenty of new land for physicists to explore and that methodical and conceptual progress is needed most.
Looking at the South Africa context.
The capacity of existing facilities and alternatives
i need a theoretical base of the differences beetwen boom and bubble, and some indicators to evaluate the Israel Real Estate market during my internship. Any suggestions?
Do you agree that neuroeconomics can be a valuable field, but not the way it is being developed and “sold” now. The same is true more generally of behavioural economics, which shares many of the methodological flaws of neuroeconomics.
While creating a composite index of deprivation (area-based) integrating social determinants of health, the question about age and sex standardisation came up. In an equity perspective, some think that it should not be standardised in order to measure the direct effects of population characteristics (age and sex) on income, employment rate, etc. Others insist that standardisation is needed when resource allocation (funding and human resources) is based on the deprivation index in order to help regions with higher needs.
What arguments (with reference if possible) would you use for either option?
basically, I am going to be looking at the differences in the natural and social sciences in terms of measurement and ways to measure concepts in neoclassical realism such as clarity, strategic culture, leaders' perceptions etc.
There is a controversy going on about what is more needed in the future:
another paradigma for dealing with each other (think of wars, exploiting nature - the seas, the air, the soil - and man - from other social levels and countries - and foreign markets etc. for the sake of very few
or new technologies and advancing sciences to go on the old way in a more sophisticated and developped way.
What is your idea and experience?
Question. Based on anecdotal experience...
People outside an urban ghetto seem to worry more about crime and containment of crime within the ghetto.
People inside seem to worry more about things like sanitation, toxic environment, and jobs.
Is there a body of literature documenting these different priorities, if they really are different?
At the backdrop, that the transdisciplinary research (TDR) approach is increasingly promoted by funding agencies and applied by more and more researchers, would you agree that TDR can be regarded as a social innovation?
What are pros and cons? Do you have some literature recommendations?
Thanks for any suggestions!
I need contemporary social justice theory. I have found Rawls (1071) which I think is quite old for my topic.
for a study, I will need to group individuals into two groups, treatment and control. I found huge literature saying that pure randomization is not the most efficient option to allocate treatment.
Possible allocation mechanism I found are matching, propensity score, CBPS, stratification and so on. But I am unsure which I should use for my specific case:
I will get some background information before I need to assign the treatment. But, the treatment period is about 3 months long and in the end, individuals might drop out or not. Thus, matching seems to be optimal to me, because I can easily drop the complete pair as soon as one individual drops out.
What do you guys think about ti? And which packages/programmes could you suggest using? I am familiar with Stata and R.
Perhaps these work on vitrification will be interesting in the context of your project https://www.researchgate.net/project/Nuclear-Waste-Materials-
and other in this field from my RG profile and references in my project "Modeling..."
In a Nature article from 12 October 2015, named 'Price carbon — I will if you will', MacKay, Cramton, Ockenfels, and Soft argue that common commitments in a public goods game changes the Nash Equlibrium from free-riding, i.e. contributing nothing to the public good, to full contribution (cooperation).
They interpret this as a theoretical solution to climate change negotiations.
I wonder if there is an experimental investigation of this theoretical prediciton and would be happy if anyone could point me towards a paper that deals with this.
Thanks in advance.
Im doing an invesigation which requiers some insight about criminality in diferent countries. is there any data base with indicators that might be usefull? what would you recomend?
What are the applications of implicit iterative algorithms? Moreover, is there any nonlinear nonexpansive mapping example satisfying some result (any research paper in literature with implicit iteration) having implicit iteration process?
I am working on a project and there is no paper in this field.
I am currently trying to decide on a topic for my masters thesis, which will be on behavioural finance. I was thinking of linking behavioural finance with the recent US election results. I was just wondering what people thought of this, whether they could give me any further guidance or any particular research areas?
There are differences between capitalist social structure and superimposed capitalist social structure. Especially capitalism that can be seen in the developing context so different when we study about 'capitalism structure' in the western countries. I have research interest to examine that differences. so I am looking for suitable research papers for that.
I am doing some research work regarding natural resource conflicts, especially in the developing context. so I am looking for some suitable theories that can be use to understand and examine this issue
I am looking for Marxist approaches concerning the propagation of homelessness and how the homeless are multiplied by the workings of capitalism.
The question deals with the interrelation of social structures and the shape of markets. Contemporary economic sociology and organizational analysis seem to acknowledge the influence of networks and connections in the social structures of markets and economic sectors. My impression is that it is not enough and that we need forms to consider how the structure of social groups (or social classes) also interrelate to the social structures of markets and industries. I got interested in the topic while studying the emergence of recycling markets in Brazil and by noticing industries composing them are embedded in the countries social structures, with lowest groups (waste collectors) working informally and cheaply to somehow maintain nascent industries owned by elites and middle class entrepreneurs. My assessment drawed in Boudieu's perspective to social classes.
Problems and Solutions. Issues such as education, housing, social protection, retirement, health care, abuses, financial interests, armed conflicts, economic and ecological crises, water and food scarcity, the limited material natural resources, the energy all are coming together underlining the security and fate of humanity. What can be done?
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What is the existing literature on the funding criteria of venture capitalists? I am interested in knowing more about the preferred socio-economic profiles of funded entrepreneurs and to what extent the VCs selection biases towards certain profiles/types (and non-inclusiveness) are a problem for the sustainability of a startup ecosystem.
My case study is in India, but studies and conceptualization attempts from studies in other geographical areas could also be good materials to start with.
Does ‘globalisation’ make agreement on international public policy easier or harder? from the realist and liberal point of view
A couple of years ago newspapers have been full with articles about bird flu, although there have been hardly any deaths caused by it. In contrary, the danger that comes from fake medicines sold over internet is hardly discussed in the media, although it has caused more deaths than bird flu.
Is there a theoretical framework that can explain why some issues become a subject of public debate and why others not? I can imagine that there is something like a norm entrepreneur (in international relations theory) but being not a media sociologist, I don't know the references.
Any help/idea is appreciated.
Critical Theory is the theoretical framework initially developed by the Frankfurt School.
Consider a situaltion: an adult child has her/his own chidlren needing childcare. This adult child regularly gets assistance from her/his parents in form of granparental childcare. Do you know any empirical studies about intra-familial payment for grandparental assistance (compensation, monetary reward for childcare)?
I have found some information, e.g. in Folk (1994) or in Wheelock and Jones (2002), but I am particulary interested in contemporary European statistics (especially, Germany).
I would be very thankful for your help!
I am interested in intergenerational transfers within the family: time transfers like informal long-term care, grandparental childcare, etc; material transfers like bequests and gifts.
There is a large strand of literature about filial obligation, duty etc. I am trying to find theoretical literature opposing to this strand. So, if one of two daughters reduces her working hours and cares for her parents and another daughter does not provide any services, the first daughter should get more money in a form of bequest. So, it is no more about duty, but about informal payments for services in the family. I would be very thankful for your help!
Dear RG members.
I have read nobel prize speech by prof /Amartya Zen/ where he address complex issues of social choice, but he does only in a theoretical way. My question is: Do you know where i can find empirical results that supports his theories, hypothesis and conclusions? I would appreciate your comments and response.
Social choice theory
Suppose we have consumer equilibrium (a point where the budget line intersects the highest possible indifference curve). Now what will be the effect of mode of payment on the equilibrium if a person makes a cash payment or use a credit card?
I personally experience there is a difference. when you pay by cash, you do care, while using the card you don't.
Research also says the same.
What do you say ?
break down of the black community, fast money, violence, homelessness, government assistance, happiness, gang activity, fatherless homes, incarceration, hip-hop, and lack of business ownership by blacks.
Does anyone know of specific studies linking the impact of Religious values, contextual determinants and entrepreneurial intentions
For testing work rules or policies, I am looking for scales which would allow to measure the perceived legitimacy of a rule or a policy. I looked into field beyond economics and management sciences and hoped to find tested scales there or even beyond in areas like criminology. So far I am not successful. And did not even find a hint. Any hint will help at this stage.
I wish to make some considerations on the subject of the present RG Question, with a particular reference to the economic science.
In a distinguished lecture, Henry J. Aaron states that: “people behave as if their preferences were stable, egoistic and rational (meaning that preferences obey the laws of transitivity) and cover all states of the world. Much (perhaps most) human behavior violates these standards. Indeed, whole sub-disciplines of economics, sociology and psychology and much of political science, have grown up to analyze these "irrationalities" and to explain why they occur” (see Aaron, H.J., "Public policy, values and consciousness", Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol.8, n.2, Spring 1994).
The intersection between economics and the evolutionary cultural component of human behavior, points out that for those who have remained faithful to the assumptions of personal interest and ‘substantive rationality ', going beyond these assumptions sometimes took the extreme meaning of 'cheating the game by changing the rules'. For others, however, it was to penetrate deep into that research program in which individual behavior - intentional and emotional together - originates from the intersection of biology and cultural environment. Intersection governed by those epigenetic rules of empirical nature that allow individuals to find quick solutions to the problems posed by the process of decision and choice. These rules of thumb - even approximate and mold heuristic - tend to reduce complex tasks, such as those which aim to determine the probability of occurrence of certain results, to simpler operations evaluation.
I notice that what I said now is in line with a different meaning of rationality of economic behavior, according to which account is taken realistically and primarily of the fact that information management takes place under imperfection and limitation of the ability to process information that an agent has. Second, this understanding of the rationality of economic action must consider the existence of forms of social conditioning that are the reflection of moral values and standards of conduct that invite to explore the possibility of integrating them in the model the basis of the economic entity and to imagine, then, forms of interaction between them and the incentive structures and existing social elements of culture. Douglass North defines institutional forms such as "... the rules of the game in a society or, more formally, as the constraints that shape human interaction ..... Institutions reduce uncertainty by setting up a structure for the life of every day. They are a guide to human interaction. " (See D.C. North, Institutions, institutional change, evolution of the economy, (Italian translation,1994).
There are two waves in the evolution: from hard to soft systems, and the emergence of critical systems. Soft systems encompass a wide range of soft components, including personal, historical, cultural and institutional factors, and lay the foundation of organizational learning. Critical systems direct attention to creative production, which in turn requires further attention to systems ethics and human well-being as a means of liberating and empowering individuals (Catherine L. Wang, Pervaiz K. Ahmed, ‘Emotion: the missing part of systems methodologies’, Kybernetes, Vol. 32, No. 9/10, 2003,p. 1283-1296.
Theoretical work by Hutchins & Hazlehurst (1991) [see Hutchins, Edwin and Hazelehurst, B. ‘Learning in the cultural process’ in Langton, C., Taylor, C., Farmer J., and Rasmussen, S., Eds. ‘Artificial Life II’, SFI Studies in the Sciences of Complexity X. Addison-Wesley, 1991, p. 689-706].suggests that gradual cultural evolutionary process can accumulate effective mental models of complex problems—that is, sufficiently difficult problems that no single individual could solve it on her own.
Hutchins & Hazlehurst’s simulation shows how, with a small bit of individual learning, observation, and the ability to transmit this information across individuals and through the generations, populations would eventually produce an accurate, effective ‘lunar-tide’ model over several generations. From the bounded rationality perspective, such processes
can generate simple rules that are quite hard to figure out. This frugal heuristics then allow people to solve tough problems—like when to travel to the ocean to harvest shellfish. [What Is the Role of Culture in Bounded Rationality?, by Joe Henrich, Peyton Young, Robert Boyd, et al., Draft 2: 1 April 1999]
The scientific literature has shown that some personality traits can have great impact in a business career in general. The authors believe that resilient people, for example, can get up on their feet with failure and keep going with no give up, evolving to a successful work in the future.
The fierce controversy now is that there should have been a wet lab experiment component to investigate the fate of donated anti-malaria drugs.
How do the economists define self-interest and rationality so as to make these concepts different from the animal instincts, beast behaviour, and barbarism? What is that which forms and what is that which does not form the self-interest? Moreover, are these the behavioural guides for all individuals? Are these the collective guides for policy making?
Given the propensity for free riding in each economic-beast, does not the collective policy results into a collective free riding of those who make policies over those who do not?
I am about to dig myself into & conduct a research on health marketing, more specifically health-consciousness & prevention in general. I would be more than happy to know which the top relevant papers in this field are. What is the best scale to measure health-consciousness & prevention in general?
I will do my research in Hungary. Should you be interested to collaborate to compare research findings in different countries/cultures, please let me know.
Thanks in advance.