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Is China an Inviting Place for Life Insurance?: Societal Conditions, the Market, and Remaining Puzzles

Cheris Shun-ching Chan

in Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195394078
eISBN:
9780199951154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394078.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter provides a context for the ethnographic stories that unfold in subsequent chapters. It begins with a brief historical background of commercial life insurance in China, dating back to the ... More


Japan’s Megadisaster Challenges: Crisis Management in the Modern Era

William J. Siembieda and Haruo Hayashi

in Japan: The Precarious Future

Published in print:
1953
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479889389
eISBN:
9781479830893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

For many decades Japan has invested in natural science and engineering to prepare for all types of disasters. Based on the disaster experiences of the Kobe and the Great East Japan Earthquakes, it is ... More


Defining Life Insurance and Product Development: Divergent Institutional Logics

Cheris Shun-ching Chan

in Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195394078
eISBN:
9780199951154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394078.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Chapters 2 and 3 focus on the organizational strategies of insurance firms. Chapter 2 analyzes the disparity between transnational and domestic life insurance firms’ strategies. Insurance firms from ... More


Buying Life Insurance: Multiple Motives but Consistent Preferences

Cheris Shun-ching Chan

in Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195394078
eISBN:
9780199951154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394078.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter asks what makes people in China buy life insurance, what kinds of products they buy, and why. Through studying the intentions and interpretations of their choices, it aims to explain the ... More


The Enigma of Capital and the Crisis This Time

David Harvey

in Business as Usual: The Roots of the Global Financial Meltdown

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772775
eISBN:
9780814723555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772775.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter situates the current crisis in relation to both capitalism and the era of neoliberalism and finance capitalism, stressing in particular how an era obsessed with managing risks failed to ... More


Crises in Parallel Worlds: The Governance of Global Risks in Finance, Security, and the Environment

David Held and Kevin Young

in The Deepening Crisis: Governance Challenges after Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772805
eISBN:
9780814723562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772805.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter outlines some of the basic characteristics of contemporary global governance, emphasizing that the three policy domains of finance, security, and the environment have remarkable ... More


Risk and Reward: Hedge Fund Traders and Poker Players

Kevin J. Delaney

in Money at Work: On the Job with Priests, Poker Players and Hedge Fund Traders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720806
eISBN:
9780814738078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720806.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines the similarities and differences in the work of professional poker players and traders of hedge funds to highlight the tension between two very strongly held emotions: fear and ... More


Money Cultures at Work and Beyond

Kevin J. Delaney

in Money at Work: On the Job with Priests, Poker Players and Hedge Fund Traders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720806
eISBN:
9780814738078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720806.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter summarizes the book's main findings about how the work we do affects the way we think about money both at work and outside of work. It shows that the ways we learn to conceive of money ... More


“We Need to Newmontize Folk”: A New Social Discipline at Corporate Headquarters

Marina Welker

in Enacting the Corporation: An American Mining Firm in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282308
eISBN:
9780520957954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282308.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter shows how newly appointed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) executives strove to moralize the corporation by reworking its boundaries and responsibilities across time and space. The ... More


A Turning Point or Business as Usual?

Daniel Chirot

in Business as Usual: The Roots of the Global Financial Meltdown

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772775
eISBN:
9780814723555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772775.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter documents the culture of extreme risk-taking that became business as usual in this era of “financialization.” It suggests that the crisis of 2008 was a more or less conventional ... More


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