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Driven How Human Nature Shapes Our Choices

ISBN-10: 0787963852

ISBN-13: 9780787963859

Edition: 2002

Authors: Paul R. Lawrence, Nitin Nohria

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A touchstone for understanding how we behave on the job "This is a stimulating and provocative book in bringing together important ideas from different fields, and, thereby, giving us a whole new slant on 'human nature.'" -Edgar H. Schein, Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus and Senior Lecturer, MIT In this astonishing, provocative, and solidly researched book, two Harvard Business School professors synthesize 200 years of thought along with the latest research drawn from the biological and social sciences to propose a new theory, a unified synthesis of human nature. Paul Lawrence and Nitin Nohria have studied the way people behave in that most fascinating arena of human behavior-the workplace-and from their work they produce a book that examines the four separate and distinct emotive drives that guide human behavior and influence the choices people make: the drives to acquire, bond, learn, and defend. They ultimately show that, just as advances in information technology have spurred the New Economy in the last quarter of the twentieth century, current advances in biology will be the key to understanding humans and organizations in the new millennium.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/23/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Editor's Note
Foreword
The Authors
Preface
Bridging Gaps: Setting the Stage for Understanding Human Nature
Toward a Unified Understanding of Human Nature
How the Modern Human Mind Evolved
Innate Drives and Skills
The Four Drives Behind Human Choices
The Drive to Acquire (D1)
The Drive to Bond (D2)
The Drive to Learn (D3)
The Drive to Defend (D4)
The Drives in Action: How Human Nature Works in Context
Culture, Skills, Emotions: Other Pieces of the Puzzle
Origins of the Social Contract
Why So Much Diversity?
Human Nature and Society
Human Nature in Organizational Life
The Road Forward
Afterword: Future Research Proposals
Notes
Bibliography
Index