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Circuits within Capitalism

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/9780691139364.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter challenges the widespread assumption that markets ipso facto undercut solidarity-sustaining personal relations. It offers an alternative to the conventional account of interplay between ... More


Economics and Ancient History

Peter Temin

in The Roman Market Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147680
eISBN:
9781400845422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147680.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter asserts that the economy of the early Roman Empire was primarily a market economy. The parts of this economy located far from each other were not tied together as tightly as markets ... More


 Why and How Audited Financial Accounting Statements Are Useful

George J. Benston, Michael Bromwich, Robert E. Litan, and Alfred Wagenhofer

in Worldwide Financial Reporting: The Development and Future of Accounting Standards

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305838
eISBN:
9780199783342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305833.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Investors, creditors, government officials, and others require information to evaluate companies’ economic position, performance, and prospects. This chapter examines the usefulness of financial ... More


Making Transactions: Selling Strategies and Sales Discourses

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/9780195394078.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Chapters 4 and 5 focus on the dynamics of market exchange. Chapter 4 addresses how sales agents prompt people to buy life insurance. It narrates and explains the strategies, the dramaturgical ... More


Trusts as Economic Firms

M. W. Lau

in The Economic Structure of Trusts: Towards a Property-based Approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199602407
eISBN:
9780191725203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602407.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Trusts

This chapter tests the idea that the trust is an economic firm. All recent accounts of trusts are derived directly or indirectly from theories of the firm and they ought to be applicable to trusts if ... More


Who Are the Europeans?

Neil Fligstein

in Euroclash: The EU, European Identity, and the Future of Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199580859
eISBN:
9780191702297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580859.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The European Union has produced a remarkable set of agreements to guide the political interactions of countries across Europe in the past forty-five years. These agreements have produced collective ... More


The Hungry Cowboy: Service and Community in a Neighborhood Restaurant

Karla A. Erickson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732061
eISBN:
9781604733464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732061.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

At a Tex-Mex restaurant in a Minneapolis suburb, customers send Christmas and Hanukkah cards to the restaurant, bring in home-baked treats for the staff, and attend the annual employee party. One ... More


An Adversarial Ethic for Business: or, When Sun-Tzu Met the Stakeholder

Joseph Heath

in Morality, Competition, and the Firm: The Market Failures Approach to Business Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199990481
eISBN:
9780190267704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199990481.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter studies the problems that emerge from the failure to distinguish between the moral obligations that managers have toward individuals who are “outside” and “inside” the firm. It looks ... More


A Framework for Nonmarket Accounting

Katharine G. Abraham and Christopher Mackie (eds)

in A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226410845
eISBN:
9780226410876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410876.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter summarizes the result of a comprehensive survey of nonmarket accounting conducted by the Committee on National Statistics (CNStat) of the U.S. National Academies. It favors modeling ... More


Alternatives to Income-Based Measures of Poverty

Kenneth A. Couch

in Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This chapter discusses the symmetrical problems that arise in developing an income or consumption-based measure of economic well-being. In theory, direct measures of consumption are preferable as a ... More


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