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Pasts and Futures of Economic Sociology

Viviana A. Zelizer

in Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139364
eISBN:
9781400836253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139364.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Economic sociology has gone through astonishing changes in the past twenty-five years. From a simultaneous critique of, and complement to, neoclassical economics, it has become a rich, ... 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


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


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


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


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


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


The Rhythm of Urban Redevelopment

Rachel Weber

in From Boom To Bubble: How Finance Built the New Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226294483
eISBN:
9780226294513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294513.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter lays out the problem of overbuilding and its causes. It introduces debates about the magnitude and pace of physical change in cities: just how flexible or obdurate are they, and what ... More


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