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On the Social Structure of Markets: A Review and Assessment in the Perspective of the New Institutional Economics

Rudolf Richter

in The Institutions of the Market: Organizations, Social Systems, and Governance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231423
eISBN:
9780191710865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231423.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter deals with the claim of sociologists that the social structure of markets matters for their performance. ‘Social structure’ is understood as ‘structure of social relationships between ... More


Social Networks and Social Complexity in Female-bonded Primates

Julia Lehmann, Katherine Andrews, and Robin Dunbar

in Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Most primates are intensely social and spend a large amount of time servicing social relationships. The social brain hypothesis suggests that the evolution of the primate brain has been driven by the ... More


Social Sequence Analysis: Ownership Networks, Political Ties, and Foreign Investment in Hungary

David Stark and Balázs Vedres

in The Emergence of Organizations and Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148670
eISBN:
9781400845552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148670.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter poses a new agenda for the field of economic development, asking whether and how foreign investment is integrated into the local networks of host economies. It first presents the basic ... More


Social Network Analysis, Transaction-Cost Analysis, and Actor-Network Theory: Three Approaches to Networks

Grahame F. Thompson

in Between Hierarchies and Markets: The Logic and Limits of Network Forms of Organization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198775270
eISBN:
9780191710513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775270.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter compares and analyses three theoretically driven approaches to the analysis of networks: social network analysis (SNA), transaction cost analysis (TCA), and actor-network theory (ANT). ... More


Awareness and Change

Webb Keane

in Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167732
eISBN:
9781400873593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167732.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the idea of ethical history, looking at situations in which hitherto taken-for-granted aspects of everyday life came to be the focus of attention, such as feminist ... More


Making Invisible Work Visible: Using Social Network Analysis to Support Strategic Collaboration

Rob Cross, Stephen P. Borgatti, and Andrew Parker

in Creating Value with Knowledge: Insights from the IBM Institute for Business Value

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195165128
eISBN:
9780199835751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165128.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines how social network analysis can be used as a diagnostic technique for better understanding myriad organizational challenges, ranging from improving communication between ... More


Launching Knowledge Retention Initiatives: Principles for Action

David W. DeLong

in Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195170979
eISBN:
9780199789719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170979.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter provides an outline of how to start implementing knowledge retention programs. It illustrates the uses of a risk assessment or a knowledge audit, as well as an attrition profile and ... More


Considering Networks: A Methodological Introduction

Grahame F. Thompson

in Between Hierarchies and Markets: The Logic and Limits of Network Forms of Organization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198775270
eISBN:
9780191710513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775270.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book brings some clarity to the discussion of networks. It tests the case as to whether it is possible to construct a clearly demarcated idea of a ‘network’ as a separable form of socio-economic ... More


The Social Distribution of Sanctioned Harm: Thinking through Chronic Poverty, Durable Poverty, and Destitution

Maia Green

in Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557547
eISBN:
9780191721083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557547.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents an anthropological take on the concept of chronic poverty. An anthropological approach places social construction at the centre of enquiry, considering how concepts come to ... More


Conclusions

Grahame F. Thompson

in Between Hierarchies and Markets: The Logic and Limits of Network Forms of Organization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198775270
eISBN:
9780191710513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775270.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book concludes by summing up the logic and limits of network forms of organisation. It has investigated the contemporary forms of network organisation as seen in the conceptual literature and in ... More


The Social Cost of Labour

Raaj K. Sah and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253579
eISBN:
9780191601682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253579.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter is somewhat unrelated to the rest of the book, since it does not deal with taxation policies but with the calculation of the shadow cost of labour (shadow wage) in less developed ... More


Methodological Choices in the Analysis of the Extreme Right: Research Design and Research Methods

della Porta and Caiani Wagemann

in Mobilizing on the Extreme Right: Germany, Italy, and the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641260
eISBN:
9780191738654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641260.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter illustrates our methodological choices for investigating the extreme right. It justifies the adoption of an empirical strategy of methodological triangulation that combines methods ... More


Introduction Deleuze and the Social: Is there a D-function?

Paul Patton

in Deleuze and the Social

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620920
eISBN:
9780748652365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620920.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this volume, which is about the relevance of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's philosophy for social sciences and organisation. It explains Deleuze's ... More


Social Network Analysis

Manuela Caiani

in Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198719571
eISBN:
9780191788666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719571.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter illustrates social network analysis (SNA), offering empirical examples of how to apply this method in social movement research. The introduction gives an overview of the theoretical ... More


Over the rainbow? On the quest for ‘the social’ in musical analysis

Peter J. Martin

in Music and the Sociological Gaze: Art Worlds and Cultural Production

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072161
eISBN:
9781781701492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072161.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter suggests that it is somewhat ironic that some of the ‘new’ musicologists have adopted a distinctly ‘old’ version of sociology, in which musical forms somehow articulate or represent ... More


Concluding Remarks and Proposed Research Agenda

Michael Wolf-Branigin

in Using Complexity Theory for Research and Program Evaluation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199829460
eISBN:
9780199315895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829460.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This final chapter proposes that issues relevant to social work are discussed in order to conceptualize and develop a comprehensive social-work-oriented research agenda. The advantages and ... More


Reply to Elster on “Marxism, Functionalism, and Game Theory”

G. A. Cohen

Jonathan Wolff (ed.)

in Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149004
eISBN:
9781400848713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149004.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter, the author responds to Jon Elster's criticism of his use of functional explanation in his account of historical materialism. Elster rejects the association between Marxism and ... More


11 Grounding the Net: Social Networks, Material Culture and Geography in the Epipalaeolithic and Early Neolithic of the Near East (~21,000–6,000 cal bce)

Fiona Coward

in Network Analysis in Archaeology: New Approaches to Regional Interaction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199697090
eISBN:
9780191745300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697090.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter first briefly discusses the basis for empirically studying social change using social network analysis to analyse patterns of material culture distribution in order to infer social ... More


5 Positioning Power in a Multi-relational Framework: A Social Network Analysis of Classic Maya Political Rhetoric

Jonathan B. Scholnick, Jessica L. Munson, and Martha J. Macri

in Network Analysis in Archaeology: New Approaches to Regional Interaction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199697090
eISBN:
9780191745300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697090.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Social network analysis offers a methodology and set of analytical tools to operationalize notions of structured agency. By outlining a network-based approach that emphasizes relations between ... More


New Theories of Policing: A Social Democratic Critique

Robert Reiner

in The Eternal Recurrence of Crime and Control: Essays in Honour of Paul Rock

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199580231
eISBN:
9780191702280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580231.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter reviews and criticizes the attempts in recent years to develop a fundamentally new perspective on policing. It argues that they misrepresent older perspectives and are mistaken in their ... More


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