The Achieving Society

@article{Davis1961TheAS,
  title={The Achieving Society},
  author={Robert C. Davis and David C. 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… 
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