Index
Abegglen, J. C., on class status and occupation, 239, 274, 276, 404; on birth order, 374; on mothers of entrepreneurs, 405; on religious revival, 412
Absolute gains, method of, 88
Accelerating economic growth: by increase in other-directedness, 394-403; by increase in n Achievement, 403- 418; by re-allocation of resources, 418-421
Achievement motive: measurement of, 39-45; vs. profit motive, 233-237, 291- 292; level of, 339; and affective change, 352
Achievers, types of, 228
Achieving societies; preliterate, 63-70; modern, 70-106; past, 107-158
Adorno, T. W., 254
Aeschylus, 110, 111
Affective neutrality, 188
Agriculture, aid to, as first focus, 428- 429
Alexander, A. P., 277
Alexander the Great, 115-116
Altruism, and the entrepreneur, 229
Angelini, A. L., 43
Anti-traditionalism, and economic development, 178, 179
Aramco, 430-434
Arapesh, 68
Aristotle, 110, 111, 120, 121
Aronson, E.: on scoring imaginative stories, 59; on coding freehand drawings, 108, 475; on doodles, 124, 304- 305; on Greek vases, 125-127
Artisans as entrepreneurs, 65
Asceticism: and entrepreneurial spirit, 312-313; and n Achievement, 328- 329
Ashanti, the, 68
Ashton, T. S., 147
Athens, 115
Athletic games, and n Achievement, 322-324
Atkinson, J. W., 40, 42, 45, 112, 386; on n Affiliation, 160; on risk-taking, 212, 213, 214-216, 222-224; on n Achievement and performance, 216- 217, 221; on incentives, 234-235; on occupational preference, 247-250; on first-born children, 374
Attitudes: associated with business interests, 253-256; lack of correlation with n Achievement, 333-334
Authoritarian attitude: and business interest, 254-255, 347; in parent-child relation, 352
Avery, R. M., 255
Bacon, M. K., 382
Baldwin, R. E., 9-10, 11, 11-12, 27, 80, 144-145, 210
Barry, H.111, 382
Bastian, J. R., 212, 213, 223
Basuto, the, 68
Bauer, R. A., 412
Beardslee, D. C., 244
Behavior Research Service, 262
Beliefs, uncorrelated with action, 331- 334
Bendix, R., 55, 239, 240, 321; on occupational preference, 250, 251-252, 255; on class status and occupation, 276
Berlew, D. E.: study of Ancient Greece, 110-118, 119-121; study of England, 133-149
Berna, J. J., 402
Betting, and risk-taking, 213-214
Bierce, A., 211, 214
Bindoff, S. T., 139140
Birth-control and economic growth, 424
Birth rate, and n Affiliation, 162-163
Body structure: and cultural development, 6, 337; and n Achievement, 373
Bouquet, A. C., 368, 369
Bradburn, N. M.: study of England, 133-149; study of Turkish business-

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xiii
  • 1 - Explaining Economic Growth 1
  • 2 - The Achievement Motive: How it is Measured and Its Possible Economic Effects 36
  • 3 - Achieving Societies in the Modern World 63
  • 4 - Achieving Societies in the Past 107
  • 5 - Other Psychological Factors in Economic Development 159
  • 6 - Entrepreneurial Behavior 205
  • 7 - Characteristics of Entrepreneurs 259
  • 8 - The Spirit of Hermes 301
  • 9 - Sources of N Achievement 336
  • 10 - Accelerating Economic Growth 391
  • References 439
  • Appendices 451
  • Appendix I 453
  • Appendix II 461
  • Appendix III 464
  • Appendix IV 475
  • Appendix V 488
  • Appendix VI 492
  • Appendix VII 494
  • List of Tables 499
  • Index 503
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