The aim of this essay is the ‘triangular theory of social interactions as expounded by Kenneth Boulding. Rediscovering the theoretical reflections of Kenneth Boulding about social interactions is even more important nowadays when economists are emphasizing the role of both formal and informal institutions in economic development and growth. In fact, he pioneered the study of elements which are commonly considered in the economic theories of institutions, social capital, reciprocity and relational goods.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] The thought of Kenneth Boulding, Irenic Economist, Human Relationships between exchange, gift and coercion|
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||STORIA DEL PENSIERO ECONOMICO|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
- integrative systems
- kenneth boulding