1st Edition

International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology

Edited By Jens Beckert, Milan Zafirovski Copyright 2006
    800 Pages
    by Routledge

    822 Pages
    by Routledge

    The International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology is the first encyclopedia in the field and a timely response to the surge of interest in economic sociology over the last 30 years.

    Economic Sociology deals with the multiple and complex relations between economy and society. In particular, it focuses on the impact of social, political and cultural factors on economic behaviour. The Encyclopedia gives comprehensive and accessible coverage of the wide range of areas and subjects covered by the field, including, amongst many others, such major topics as consumption, corruption, democracy and economy, ecology, embeddedness, gender and economy, globalization, industrial relations, law and economy, markets, organization theory, political economy, religion and economic life, social capital, the sociology of money, state and economy, trust, and work.

    The International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology is the much-needed major reference work on one of the richest areas of development in the social sciences in recent years. It is an extremely valuable new resource for students and researchers in sociology, economics, political science, and business, organization and management studies.

    Entries are cross-referenced and carry compact bibliographies. There is a full index.

    accounting; Advertisement; adaptation; Agency theory; AGIL model; alienation; altruism; American Institutionalism; anomie; Art and Economy; aspirations; asymmetrical information; atomism; auctions; auditing; Austrian economics; authority; autopoiesis; bankruptcy; banks; bargaining theory; barter; Behavioral Economics; Beliefs; bounded rationality; Bourdieu, Pierre; Bureaucracy; Business Associations; Calculation; Capital; capitalism; Capitalist class, transnational; care; Carnegie School; catallactic exchange; Chandler, Alfred; charisma; Children and economic life; choice; class; Classical economic sociology; classification; cliques; clusters; cognition; cognitive embeddedness; Coleman, James; collective action; collective goods; collective representation; Colonialism; Communism; Community and economy; comparative method; competition; conflict; conspicuous consumption; consultants; consumption; consumption markets; contested exchange; contract control; Convention school; cooperation; Coordination (modes of); corporate governance; corporatism; corruption; creativity; credit/debt/loans; cultural embeddedness; culture and economy; Customs; decision theory; deindustrialization; deliberation; democracy and economy; Demography; Demography of Organizations; differentiation; discrimination; distribution of wealth and income; domination; double contingency; duality of structure; Durkheim, Emile; ecology and economy; economic action; economic anthropology; economic culture; economic development; economic growth; economic history; economic imperialism; economic sociology; economic transformation; Economics; economizing; Economy; Education and the economy; Efficiency; Efficiency wages; egalitarianism; Electronic Commerce; embeddedness; Emotions and the economy; enterprise groups; entrepreneurship; equality; equilibrium; ethnic economy; Ethnography; European Market; evolution; evolutionary economics; exchange; Exchange theory; exploitation; fairness; Family and economy; Famines; Fashion, sociology of; field; financial markets; firms; fiscal sociology; flexibilization; formal and substantive rationality of economic action; formal and substantivist economy; forms of economic organization/governance; foundations; framing; fraud; free rider; functional imperatives/prerequisites (AGIL); game theory; gender and economy; generalized morality; German historical school; gift exchange; globalization; goods/commodities; governance; growth; habits; habitus; hedonism; hierarchy; Hirschman, Albert O.; historical materialism; Historical School; holism; homo economicus; homo sociologicus; household economy; housework; human behaviour, economic approach to; hybrids; ideal type; ideology; immigration; imperialism; impossibility theorem; incentives; inclusion and exclusion; industrial districts; Industrial Relations; industrial sociology; inequality in the economy; Inflation; informal economy; Information; information economics; Inheritance; Innovations; Institutionalism, old and new; institutional economics, old and new; institutional structuration; institutions; insurance; Interest; Interfirm relations; interlocking directorates; intermediary institutions; inventions; invisible hand; Jevons, William; just price, theories of; justice; kinship; knowledge; Kula exchange; labor markets; laissez-faire; law and economy; legitimacy; leisure; life styles; Local currencies; lock-in; Loose Coupling; Lowe, Adolph; Luhmann, Niklas; macro-to-micro link in economic sociology; malfeasance; management; managerial revolution; marginal utility; market systems/structures; markets; Marx, Karl; Mauss, Marcel; maximization; mechanism; mental models; mergers and takeovers; Methodenstreit; methodological individualism; micro to macro link in economic sociology; Micro-credit; Military and the Economy; mimetic processes; Modernization; Money; monopoly; moral economy; motivation; Muddling Through; needs; neoclassical economics; Neo-corporatism; network analysis; networks; norms and values; oikos; optimum; organization theory; organizational field; organizations; ownership; Pareto, Vilfredo; Parsons, Talcott; path-dependence; performance; phenomenology and ethnomethodology; philanthropy; Polanyi, Karl; political economics; political economy; political embeddedness; population ecology; post-industrialism; post-Keynesianism; potlatch; Poverty; Power in the economy; pragmatism; praxeology; Praxis; preferences; prices; primitive accumulation; principal and agent; production; production markets; professions, sociology of; property; property rights; Protestant ethic; public goods; public/social choice theory; rational choice theory; rationality; rationalization; reciprocity; redistribution; reflexivity; regulation of the market; regulation school; relational contracts; religion and economic life; Remittances; reputation; resources; Retail Trade; risk and uncertainty; Robinson Crusoe; rules; sacred; satisficing; scarcity; Schmoller, Gustav von; Schumpeter, Joseph; signalling; Simiand, Fran├žois; Simmel, Georg; Shopping; Smith, Adam; social action; social capital; social construction in the economy; social embeddedness; social responsibility of firms; social structure; socialism; socioeconomics; sociological categories of economic action; sociology of accounting; sociology of consumption; sociology of development; sociology of economic knowledge; sociology of labour markets; sociology of markets; sociology of money; sociology of science and technology; sociology of work; solidarity; Sombart, Werner; speculation; spirit of capitalism; stakeholder; standardization; state and economy; state and market; stratification; structural autonomy; structural holes; structuration; structure; Subsistence economy; system; systems approach to economic sociology; tastes; taxation; technological change; ties; total social facts; trade; trade unions; traditional economies; trajectories; transaction cost economics; transaction costs; Transitional economies; trust in the economy; uncertainty; under- and over-socialized conceptions of the economic agent in economic sociology; unemployment; use; usury; utilitarianism (hedonism); utility; value; Varieties of Capitalism; Veblen, Thorstein; Verstehen; wages; wealth; Weber, Max; welfare; welfare economics; welfare state; Winner-take-all economy; Work; work ethic; Work teams


    Jens Beckert, Milan Zafirovski

    'Although intended for reference for students and business practitioners, the entries are of sufficient length to allow this volume to serve as a supplemental text for economic sociology classes. Entries are signed, cross-referenced and include brief bibliographies.' - Reference & Research Book News