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Title: Inclusive and Exclusive Social Preferences: A Deweyan Framework to Explain Governance Heterogeneity
Authors: Sacchetti, Silvia
Contact Email: siliva.sacchetti@stir.ac.uk
Citation: Sacchetti S (2013) Inclusive and Exclusive Social Preferences: A Deweyan Framework to Explain Governance Heterogeneity. Institute for Socio-Management, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling.
Keywords: cooperative firms
decision-making
enquiry
firm governance
inclusion
John Dewey
public interest
social enterprises
social preferences
stakeholders
JEL Code(s): B00
L2
L3
Issue Date: Feb-2013
Publisher: Institute for Socio-Management, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling
Abstract: We suggest that the pragmatist theory of public interest has implications for the contraposition between self-regarding and other-regarding preferences in economics. We re-consider this distinction and replace some of the existing categories with the idea of inclusive and exclusive social preferences over both organizational and strategic decision-making domains. The value is in the idea of both exclusive and inclusive preferences being social in nature and in the application both to the internal organization and its impacts on people outside. Our framework explains governance heterogeneity by contrasting exclusive and inclusive social preferences in cooperatives, social enterprises, as well as traditional corporations. A discussion of the evolution of social preferences is addressed through examples and regional experiences. We argue that the social preferences perspective contributes to understand the cause of strategic failure in the development of localities and regions.
Type: Working or Discussion Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/11346
Affiliation: Socio-Management

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