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The Coal Labor Market, 1890–1930

Price V. Fishback

in Soft Coal, Hard Choices: The Economic Welfare of Bituminous Coal Miners, 1890-1930

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067255
eISBN:
9780199855025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067255.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

To see how well the analytical framework fits the coal industry, this chapter describes the coal labor market in the early 1900s. The coal labor market boomed through World War I and then began to ... More


Resistance and the Dangers of Negative Word of Mouth

Shaul Oreg and Jacob Goldenberg

in Resistance to Innovation: Its Sources and Manifestations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226632605
eISBN:
9780226237329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226237329.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

When resistance to a given product is particularly high, many companies choose to “pull the plug” on the product and simply cease its production. Products that meet such an end are generally ... More


“And Now, a Word from Our Sponsor”: Attracting Advertisers, Building Brands, Leveraging (Free) Labor

Brooke Erin Duffy

in (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300218176
eISBN:
9780300227666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218176.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter argues that social media economies are unfolding in ways that are highly uneven, favoring particular subjectivities of race, class, and body aesthetics. In particular, the chapter ... More


Flying Information

Gianni Guastella

in Word of Mouth: Fama and Its Personifications in Art and Literature from Ancient Rome to the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198724292
eISBN:
9780191792021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724292.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The spread of word of mouth has always been described as an inexplicable, almost supernatural phenomenon. It combines an extraordinary speed that allows information to reach distant places with a ... More


“Authentic Local Culture”: The Open Textuality of a Folk Tradition

Frank de Caro

in Folklore Recycled: Old Traditions in New Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037641
eISBN:
9781617037658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037641.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter examines how folklores get resituated in new contexts. Folklore is open by nature, and it is in a state of constant flux in a literal sense. When passed by “word of mouth,” the narrative ... More


The Basic Diffusion Pattern of an Innovation

Elie ofek, Eitan Muller, and Barak Libai

in Innovation Equity: Assessing and Managing the Monetary Value of New Products and Services

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226618296
eISBN:
9780226394145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394145.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter identifies key patterns in the way consumers adopt new products and services over time, and integrates these patterns to formulate the basic diffusion model for an innovation (also known ... More


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