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Alternative Explanations of Corporate Governance: A Critique of the Literature

Roger M. Barker

in Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political Parties: Explaining Corporate Governance Change in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576814
eISBN:
9780191722509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576814.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The proposed hypothesis of European corporate governance change is contrasted with existing explanations of corporate governance from a range of academic disciplines. It is argued that, although the ... More


Technocratism

Matthew Gill

in Accountants' Truth: Knowledge and Ethics in the Financial World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547142
eISBN:
9780191720017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547142.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Both this chapter and the next discuss the process of fact construction in detail. This chapter looks at what happens when accountants approach that process technocratically, and the next chapter ... More


Accountants' Truth: Knowledge and Ethics in the Financial World

Matthew Gill

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547142
eISBN:
9780191720017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547142.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Accounting is the language of business, increasingly standardized across the world through global banks and corporations: a technical tool used to reach the correct, unquestionable answer. ... More


Introduction

Patrik Aspers, Nigel Dodd, and Ellinor Anderberg

in Re-Imagining Economic Sociology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198748465
eISBN:
9780191814051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748465.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

The Introduction discusses economic sociology with a focus on its theory, offering a historical account of development of new economic sociology in the light of sociology, and classic economic ... More


Illustrating the Perspective: Contention over Race in the United States, 1932–1980 and the Rise and Fall of the Mortgage Securitization Industry, 1969–2011

Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam

in A Theory of Fields

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199859948
eISBN:
9780199951178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859948.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter uses two detailed examples from political sociology/social movements and economic sociology to illustrate the usefulness of the framework developed. The examples chosen are political ... More


Innovation By Demand: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Demand and its Role in Innovation

Andrew McMeekin, Mark Tomlinson, Ken Green, and Vivien Walsh

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062674
eISBN:
9781781700273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062674.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book brings together a range of sociologists and economists to study the role of demand and consumption in the innovative process. Starting with a broad conceptual overview of ways that the ... More


What Kind of Re-Imagining Does Economic Sociology Need?

Neil Fligstein

in Re-Imagining Economic Sociology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198748465
eISBN:
9780191814051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748465.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

From the beginning, economic sociology resembled a social movement where participants agreed to a broad definition of the field to attract the widest number of scholars. Many of the research programs ... More


Inside Marketing: Practices, Ideologies, Devices

Detlev Zwick and Julien Cayla (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199576746
eISBN:
9780191724916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576746.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This book offers a theoretically informed, critical perspective on contemporary marketing practice and its growing cultural, economic, and political influence worldwide. With marketing ... More


Introduction

Trevor Pinch and Richard Swedberg

in Living in a Material World: Economic Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162524
eISBN:
9780262281607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162524.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In this book, an attempt is made to reconceptualize the meeting between economy and technology with the help of Science and Technology Studies and economic sociology. Chapter 1 analyzes the role of ... More


Introduction

Michel Goyer

in Contingent Capital: Short-term Investors and the Evolution of Corporate Governance in France and Germany

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199578085
eISBN:
9780191731051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578085.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

What accounts for the observed differences across national systems of corporate governance? This chapter analyzes the importance of diversity in regard to institutional arrangements of corporate ... More


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