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ECC2600 - Behaviour, rationality and organisation

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Elias Khalil, Dr Ingrid Nielsen


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


A basic pillar of economic theory is that behaviour is governed by the response to incentives (what psychologists term "extrinsic motivation").
But "intrinsic motivation" plays a great role. People conceive incentives differently depending on the context. The unit elaborates on the interface of
incentives and psychological factors in order to understand the complexity of human motivation. The unit also focuses on how organisations come to prevail in the marketplace given the constraints of time, information and the limited capabilities of human reasoning.


Mid-semester test: 20%
Assignment (3000 words): 30%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


ECC1000 and MGC1010