Weber Revisited

  title={Weber Revisited},
  author={Richard D Hayward and Markus Kemmelmeier},
  journal={Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology},
  pages={1406 - 1420}
Weber’s Protestant Ethic hypothesis holds that elements of theology gave Protestants a cultural affinity with the economic demands of early market capitalism, particularly compared with their Catholic neighbors, which led to more rapid economic development in nations where Protestant culture was dominant. Previous research has found inconsistent support for a Protestant inclination toward pro-market attitudes, depending on whether the level of analysis was at the individual or national level… 

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