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What does SET stand for?

SET stands for Social Exchange Theory

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Experiments based on concepts from social exchange theory have clearly shown that the economic implication for both kinds of incentives differ significantly [Heyman and Ariely (2004); Kube, et al.
Scanlon's schema is largely informed by Fine's, which in turn is based upon a critique of social capital that assumes a connection with neo-liberalism that is based upon Coleman and his synthesis of social exchange theory with rational choice theory.
Gillis noted that organizational trust is rooted in two communication theories that help explain how people interact within organizations: * Social exchange theory assumes that people gauge the outcomes of interactions and rationally choose the action that will provide the best result for them based on the track record of past exchanges, shared values and communication strategies.
In other primarily theoretical chapters, Nee and Paul Ingram lay out their model of social exchange theory, which draws on game theory and coordination norms, and sociologist Gary Hamilton and economist Robert Feenstra argue for the importance of macro-level analysis of integrated and self-reflexive economic systems.