Economic performance is described and explained by both economics and business ethics. Suggested by business ethics the cultural aspect includes different than assumed in economic science forejudgements which concern the nature of economy as well as the attendance of taking part it subjects = member of a particular society. The most important foundation is recognition that economy, which makes part of social reality, is under cultural conditions out of the economic ones. Since ethics and the mainstream economics presume two different ideas of social reality there is no chance to interdisciplinary discussion on economic performance. The aim of this study is to present a new methodological approach: social constructivism which could be applied to describe and explain economic processes and performances as related to custom and ethics. The authoress believes that the constructivist approach can be developed by institutional economics which is an alternative to mainstream economics.
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