The Achieving Society

@article{Davis1961TheAS,
  title={The Achieving Society},
  author={R. C. Davis and D. Mcclelland},
  journal={Technology and Culture},
  year={1961},
  volume={3},
  pages={351}
}
Examines the motivation for achievement as a psychological factor that shapes economic development. Refuting arguments based on race, climate, or population growth, the book instead argues for cultural customs and motivations - especially the motivation for achievement - as the major catalysts of economic growth. Considering the Protestant Reformation, the rise of capitalism, parents' influences on sons, and folklore and children's stories as shaping cultural motivations for achievement, the… Expand
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