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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


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


The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy

Jens Beckert and Matías Dewey (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198794974
eISBN:
9780191836442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794974.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

From illegal drugs, stolen artwork, and forged trademarks, to fraud on financial markets—the phenomenon of illegality in market exchanges is pervasive. Illegal markets have great economic ... More


Constructing Quality: The Classification of Goods in Markets

Jens Beckert and Christine Musselin (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677573
eISBN:
9780191757037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677573.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

How can we engage in a market relationship when the quality of the goods we want to acquire is unknown, invisible, or uncertain? For market exchange to be possible, purchasers and suppliers of goods ... More


Cosmopolitan Canvases: The Globalization of Markets for Contemporary Art

Olav Velthuis and Stefano Baia Curioni (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198717744
eISBN:
9780191787249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717744.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Public Management

This book brings together recent, multidisciplinary, cutting edge research on the globalization of markets for contemporary art. Focusing on different regions including China, Russia, India, and ... More


A Crooked Mirror: The Evolution of Illegal Alcohol Markets in Russia since the Late Socialist Period

Vadim Radaev

in The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198794974
eISBN:
9780191836442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794974.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

The study examines the evolution of heterogeneous illegal markets, including markets for homemade alcohol, counterfeit alcohol, and illegally manufactured alcohol in Russia. A variety of statistical ... More


Drift, opportunity and commitment: the shaping of a professional career

John Scott

in Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318668
eISBN:
9781447318682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter shows that a work history is the result of a process of drift in which a person must take advantage of opportunities as they arise and so build a career that reflects the unintended ... More


Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy

Viviana A. Zelizer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139364
eISBN:
9781400836253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139364.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Over the past three decades, economic sociology has been revealing how culture shapes economic life even while economic facts affect social relationships. This work has transformed the field into a ... 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


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