David C. Mcclelland, Edgar L. Lowell, John W. Atkinson e Russell A. Clark

On the other hand, and more seriously, there may be errors of conceptualization. It was hard to learn enough about so many different matters to assure a grasp of their main features. I was constantly aware of the danger of being naive about a very complex historical or economic problem. Yet I also came to feel that naiveté is not wholly a disadvantage. For example, in trying to solve the problem of how to compute comparative rates of economic growth, I was not hampered by any preconceptions. In fact, I had dropped my one course in college economics because it seemed to me such an abstract, rationalistic discipline that took so little account, at least at that time, of how men actually behave economically. So, having little formal training in economics, I did not accept


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