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“Meet the Movers and the Shakers of the Industry”: The Social Construction of Business Interests

Lyn Spillman

in Solidarity in Strategy: Making Business Meaningful in American Trade Associations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226769561
eISBN:
9780226769554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769554.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter builds on the insights of neoinstitutionalist theory, which has suggested a cultural role for business associations in the production and reproduction of “industry interests.” Arguing ... More


“The Highest Level of Professional Recognition”: Business Associations and Technical Excellence

Lyn Spillman

in Solidarity in Strategy: Making Business Meaningful in American Trade Associations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226769561
eISBN:
9780226769554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769554.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter analyzes the fact that intraindustry strategies of action are just as frequently seen in a more disinterested way as a matter of technical excellence and “professionalism.” It shows ... More


Introduction

in Lawyers of the Right: Professionalizing the Conservative Coalition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226768335
eISBN:
9780226768366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768366.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to provide a window into the world of lawyers for conservative causes and probes the little discussed cultural conflict among them. It ... More


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