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Achievement and Competition
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1. An essential feature of modern industrial societies is the principle of achievement, toward which the organization of both social relations and individuals is oriented. Such a society is characterized primarily by the fact that its basic organizational goal is the maximizing of production and therefore of the gross national product. A second feature is that the members of this type of society themselves desire and seek achievement. Third, material and social opportunities should be distributed in accordance …

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Haferkamp, Hans and Schade, Angelika, “Achievement and Competition”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 01 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_A37>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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