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Solidarity, Strategy, and the Meaning of Business

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/9780226769554.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter challenges the assumption that business is necessarily conducted as self-interested action in the pursuit of profit. To examine how profit-oriented firms and businesspeople make sense of ... More


“A Special Camaraderie with Colleagues”: Presuming and Producing Solidarity

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/9780226769554.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explores the standard neoinstitutionalist account, arguing that it borders on circularity if it relies on the putative prior existence of shared interests and it underestimates the ... More


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