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„Людина економічна” та її еволюція
„Economic Human” and It’s Evolution

Author(s): Roman Yakovenko, Tetyana Bobochka, Maksim Lynchenko
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Economy, National Economy, Sociology, Economic history, Human Resources in Economy, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Кіровоградський національний технічний університет
Keywords: „economic human”; egoism; individual needs; creative human; human potential

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this article is to examine the model of „economic human” from different perspectives by various schools of economic thought in line with global evolutionary progress, identifying the problems of conformity with the motives of economic behavior of modern man both in the world and Ukraine. The variety of views on the „economic human” have been analyzed, including those of the representatives of the classical economic school, primarily Adam Smith’s, Marxist and neo-classical theories, and marginal analysis in particular. Fundamental differences in the approaches to the economic accumulation of human qualities have been defined. The objective prerequisites of the transformation of „economic human” model under intellectualization of labor and knowledge transfer have been presented. There has been defined that the precondition for the current stage of Ukraine’s evolutionary progress is the increase of the proportion of creative work and intellectual activity in the structure of labor employment.