The Theory Of Social And Economic Organization

Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439188874

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 5314

This book is an introduction to Max Weber’s ambitious comparative study of the sociological and institutional foundations of the modern economic and social order. In this work originally published in German in 1920, Weber discusses the analytical methods of sociology and, at the same time, presents a devastating critique of prevailing sociological theory and of its universalist, determinist underpinnings. None of Weber’s other writings offers the reader such a grasp of his theories; none displays so clearly his erudition, the scope of his interests, and his analytical powers.
Posted in Social Science

Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition

Author: John Bratton,David Denham

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260655X

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 4243

Most texts on classical social theory offer exhaustive coverage of every possible theorist, making it difficult to use the book in one semester. Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition represents a departure from this approach by offering solid coverage of the classical triumvirate (Marx, Durkheim, and Weber), but also extending the canon strategically to include Simmel, four early female theorists, and the writings of Du Bois. The result is a manageable, but thorough, examination of the key classical theorists. The second edition has been updated throughout and includes two new chapters: one on Weber and rationalization, and one on Du Bois and his writings on race. A new concluding chapter links classical theory to current developments in capitalism during an age of austerity.
Posted in Social Science

The Economic Organization of the Household

Author: W. Keith Bryant,Cathleen D. Zick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139447355

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 7522

Surveying the field of the economics of the household, the second edition of this text reviews the theory of the consumer at the intermediate undergraduate level. It then applies and extends it to consumer demand and expenditures, consumption and saving, time allocation among market work, home work, and leisure, human capital emphasizing investment in education, children and health, fertility, marriage, and divorce. Influenced by Gary Becker and his associates, the models developed are used to help explain modern U.S. trends in family behavior. Topics are discussed with the aid of geometry and a little algebra. For those with calculus, mathematical endnotes provide the models on which the text discussions are based and interesting applications beyond the scope of the text.
Posted in Business & Economics

Economy and Society

A Study in the Integration of Economic and Social Theory

Author: Talcot Parsons,Neil Smelser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134685823

Category: Reference

Page: 344

View: 8260

This volume is designed as a contribution to the synthesis of theory ineconomics and sociology. We believe that the degree of separationbetween these two disciplines separation emphasized by intellectualtraditions and present institutional arrangements arbitrarily concealsa degree of intrinsic intimacy between them which must be brought tothe attention of the respective professional groups.
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Levels of Socio-economic Development Theory

Author: David Jaffee

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275956585

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 8103

This second edition of a classic text provides an introductory and interdisciplinary review of the theories of social and economic development.
Posted in Business & Economics

Economy and Society

An Outline of Interpretive Sociology

Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520035003

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1470

View: 4100

Max Weber's Economy and Society is the greatest sociological treatise written in this century. Published posthumously in Germany in the early 1920's, it has become a constitutive part of the modern sociological imagination. Economy and Society was the first strictly empirical comparison of social structures and normative orders in world-historical depth, containing the famous chapters on social action, religion, law, bureaucracy, charisma, the city, and the political community with its dimensions of class, status and power. Economy and Status is Weber's only major treatise for an educated general public. It was meant to be a broad introduction, but in its own way it is the most demanding textbook yet written by a sociologist. The precision of its definitions, the complexity of its typologies and the wealth of its historical content make the work a continuos challenge at several levels of comprehension: for the advanced undergraduate who gropes for his sense of society, for the graduate student who must develop his own analytical skills, and for the scholar who must match wits with Weber. When the long-awaited first complete English edition of Economy and Society was published in 1968, Arthur Stinchcombe wrote in the American Journal of Sociology: "My answer to the question of whether people should still start their sociological intellectual biographies with Economy and Society is yes." Reinhard Bendix noted in the American Sociological Review that the "publication of a compete English edition of Weber's most systematic work [represents] the culmination of a cultural transmission to the American setting...It will be a study-guide and compendium for years to come for all those interested in historical sociology and comparative study." In a lengthy introduction, Guenther Roth traces the intellectual prehistory of Economy and Society, the gradual emergence of its dominant themes and the nature of its internal logic. Mr. Roth is a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. Mr. Wittich heads an economic research group at the United Nations.
Posted in Business & Economics

Die Gemeinwirtschaft

Untersuchungen über den Sozialismus

Author: Ludwig Mises

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110504707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 538

View: 6043

Posted in Business & Economics

Organisationales Lernen als erfolgsrelevantes Konstrukt im Rahmen der Internationalisierung von Unternehmen

Author: Hannah Noriko Richta

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3834942162

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 558

View: 7572

​Bei der Suche nach Zusammenhängen zwischen der Internationalisierung von Unternehmen und ihrem Erfolg wird zunehmend der Einfluss des Organisationalen Lernens deutlich. In bisherigen Untersuchungen bleibt aber offen, wie der Lernbegriff definiert wird und wer was auf welche Weise lernt. Die verschiedenen Studien kommen deshalb unter Berufung auf die gleichen theoretischen Fundamente zu unterschiedlichen Ergebnissen. Hannah Noriko Richta entwickelt auf der Basis einer Diskussion des Forschungsstandes ein geschlossenes Modell der Erfolgswirkung des Organisationalen Lernens im Rahmen der Internationalisierung und unterzieht es einem empirischen Test.
Posted in Business & Economics

Arbeiter und Angestellte am Vorabend des Dritten Reiches. Eine sozialpsychologische Untersuchung

The Working Class in Weimar Germany. A Psychological and Sociological Study

Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Open Publishing Rights GmbH

ISBN: 3959121350

Category: Psychology

Page: 212

View: 8639

Erich Fromms sozialpsychologische Untersuchung über "Arbeiter und Angestellte am Vorabend des Dritten Reiches" ist etwas ganz Besonderes: Entstanden 1930 als Untersuchung des Instituts für Sozialforschung, stellt sie die erste empirische Untersuchung über den Unterschied zwischen politischem Bekenntnis und charakterlicher Einstellung dar. Die psychoanalytische Untersuchung richtete sich an sich links bekennende Probanden. Fromm wollte herausfinden, ob deren revolutionäre Meinungsbekundungen auch mit einer entsprechenden unbewussten Einstellung der Persönlichkeit übereinstimmt. Das Ergebnis war ernüchternd: Nur bei 15 Prozent der Untersuchten stimmte die bewusste Meinung mit den unbewussten Einstellungen überein. Bei einem erheblichen Prozentsatz fand Fromm sogar eine autoritäre Grundstrebung. Bereits Mitte der Dreißiger Jahre verstand Fromm den Erfolg der Nationalsozialisten aus der zu geringen Widerstandskraft der deutschen Arbeiterschaft heraus, wie er sie in dieser Untersuchung ermittelt hatte. Noch in einer ganz anderen Hinsicht ist die Arbeiter- und Angestelltenerhebung von unschätzbarem Wert. Die genaue Erfassung der Antworten von Hunderten von Probanden gibt einen Einblick in die deutsche Gesellschaft um 1930, der einmalig ist: Welche Anschauungen die Menschen zu Fragen der Politik, der Kunst, des Geschmacks, der Moral, der Mode, der Genderfrage, der Erziehung usw. hatten, wie sie sich ihre Wohnungen einrichteten und welche Lektüre sie bevorzugten. Aus dem Inhalt - Ziele und Methoden der Untersuchung - Die soziale und politische Situation der Befragten - Auswertungen zum Beispiel zu Fragen wie: - Wer war nach Ihrer Meinung an der Inflation schuld? - Welche Menschen halten Sie für die größten Persönlichkeiten in der Geschichte? - Gefällt Ihnen die heutige Frauenmode? - Halten Sie es für richtig, dass die Frauen einen Beruf ausüben? - Glauben Sie, dass man bei der Erziehung der Kinder ganz ohne Prügel auskommt? - Wie stehen Sie zur Bestrafung der Abtreibung? - Wie würden Sie Ihr Geld anlegen, wenn Sie Vermögen hätten? - Persönlichkeitstypen und politische Haltungen - Autoritäre, radikale und rebellische Haltungen
Posted in Psychology

The Logic of Collective Action

Public Goods and the Theory of Groups, Second printing with new preface and appendix

Author: Mancur OLSON

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674283279

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

View: 1667

This book develops an original theory of group and organizational behavior that cuts across disciplinary lines and illustrates the theory with empirical and historical studies of particular organizations. Applying economic analysis to the subjects of the political scientist, sociologist, and economist, Mancur Olson examines the extent to which individuals who share a common interest find it in their individual interest to bear the costs of the organizational effort.
Posted in Business & Economics

Die Architektur der Märkte

Author: Neil Fligstein

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531159645

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

View: 5083

Die Architektur der Märkte fasst grundlegende Schriften Neil Fligsteins aus verschiedenen Arbeitsphasen zusammen, in denen er eine wirtschaftssoziologische Sicht auf kapitalistische Gesellschaften entwickelt hat. Fligstein hat mit der These von der sozialen Konstruktion oder Architektur von Märkten auf die Bedeutung des Staates und der modernen Unternehmen aufmerksam gemacht und die institutionelle Rahmung des Wirtschaftslebens in den Mittelpunkt gerückt. Der Band hat nach seinem Erscheinen für große Aufmerksamkeit gesorgt und gilt zu Recht als eine der wegweisenden Aufsatzsammlungen der neueren Wirtschaftssoziologie.
Posted in Social Science

Thinking about Development

Author: Paul Patrick Streeten

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521599733

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 428

View: 6503

A special chapter is devoted to the institutions necessary to protect our physical environment.
Posted in Business & Economics

Handbook of Economic Organization

Integrating Economic and Organization Theory

Author: Anna Grandori

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178254822X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

View: 2993

ÔThis excellent volume brings together some of the most interesting writings on economic organization. It covers a vast range of topics that fall under the heading of economic organization, and most if not all aspects of a variety of organizational economics and organization theories are presented. Interestingly, this book also extends beyond the more traditional approaches informed by economics and organization theory as it broadens the horizon of the field by including relevant contributions from economic sociology, cognitive psychology, law, and strategic management. Given its breadth and depth, this volume will become one of the standard reference books that will inspire both theoretical and empirical research.Õ Ð John Hagedoorn, Maastricht University, The Netherlands ÔThis important new Handbook of Economic Organization is a highly successful attempt to integrate economic and organization theory. Anna Grandori, who is herself a leading scholar located at the boundaries of economics and organization theory, is to be congratulated on doing a superb job bringing together such a high profile group of internationally acknowledged scholars. Each of the essays in the book are original and contribute to demonstrating the valuable insights that economics can make to our understanding of organization and organizational design. Anna GrandoriÕs introductory and concluding chapters are not only excellent audits of the current state of our knowledge in this field but they also give a strong sense of direction for the possible futures of the discipline. Anna Grandori is not afraid to face head on some of the more philosophical issues relating to ÒorganizationÓ as an object of study and is to be commended for doing so. The economics of organization is a new, exciting and developing field and the essays in this book will help to shape the research agenda that will take this emergent discipline to its next stage.Õ Ð Peter M. Jackson, University of Leicester, UK ÔThis sweeping, comprehensive volume is a signal effort in building bridges between economics and organization theory. With a stellar cast of contributors, it will both inspire and provoke scholars with its grand amibitions, and generate considerable attention and debate. A remarkable effort by Anna Grandori.Õ Ð Walter W. Powell, Stanford University, US ÔAnna Grandori has astutely organized the commissioned chapters of an intellectually diverse set of scholars into an absolutely outstanding contribution that both defines the current state of organizational economics and points the perceptive reader toward an exciting intellectual future. From traditional research areas to the newest topics of interest, the chapters chart the current boundaries of the field. The chapters are filled with gems of insight across several distinct levels of analysis, whether it is a discussion of organizational design, or psychological economics or innovation or the organization as language, the discussions are contemporary, comprehensive and challenging. No serious scholar of organizational economics should be without this book.Õ Ð Richard N. Osborn, Wayne State University, US This comprehensive and groundbreaking Handbook integrates economic and organization theories to help elucidate the design and evolution of economic organization. Economic organization is regarded both as a subject of inquiry and as an emerging disciplinary field in its own right, integrating insights from economics, organization theory, strategy and management, economic sociology and cognitive psychology. The contributors, who share this integrated approach, are distinguished scholars at the productive peak in their fields. Each original, state-of-the art chapter not only addresses foundational issues, but also identifies key issues for future research. This original and wide-ranging Handbook will be a useful and thought-provoking read for academics, students and researchers in the fields of organization, management and economics.
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Pynchon and Philosophy

Wittgenstein, Foucault and Adorno

Author: Martin Paul Eve

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137405503

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

View: 9228

Pynchon and Philosophy radically reworks our readings of Thomas Pynchon alongside the theoretical perspectives of Wittgenstein, Foucault and Adorno. Rigorous yet readable, Pynchon and Philosophy seeks to recover philosophical readings of Pynchon that work harmoniously, rather than antagonistically, resulting in a wholly fresh approach.
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