The Sociology of Entrepreneurship


Author: Martin Ruef,Michael Lounsbury
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0762314338
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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Takes stock of entrepreneurship research within organizational sociology, critically examining the theoretical presuppositions of the field and situating extant research within the sociological canon. This work points the way towards a more comprehensive framework for the development of the sociology of entrepreneurship

The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies

Classical Foundations
Author: Paul S. Adler
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019953523X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 679
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Organizations have profound and pervasive effects on our lives both at work and beyond. Indeed, we live in a society of organizations. Contemporary society and its organizations are in a period of accelerated, profound, and profoundly disconcerting, change. This volume brings together leading sociologists and organizational scholars to consider how various "classic" sociologists can help us understand this change. In recent decades, thefield of organization studies has become well established in both sociology departments and professional schools, most notably business schools. However, with this establishment has come a progressive shift in focus towards the concerns of academic peers and away from the big issues of our times. Ascompared with the increasingly academic focus of research in more recent decades, these classic sociologists were all deeply engaged with broader social and political issues.

Cultural Entrepreneurship

The Cultural Worker’s Experience of Entrepreneurship
Author: Annette Naudin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315444666
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 178
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This book explores the lived experience of cultural entrepreneurship examining the challenges associated with cultural labour including the insecurities of managing precarious working conditions. Drawing on interviews conducted with cultural workers, Cultural Entrepreneurship focuses on how individuals articulate their experience of entrepreneurship in the cultural and creative industries. Noting the importance of place, the local cultural milieu is examined as a means of situating entrepreneurial practices through cultural and enterprise policies, local networks, and significant relationships. Within this framework, the cultural entrepreneurs’ stories reveal means of subverting or re-interpreting identities and the possibility for ‘rethinking cultural entrepreneurship.’ Aimed at researchers, academics and students investigating cultural entrepreneurship, cultural policy and cultural labour, Cultural Entrepreneurship will additionally be of value to creative industry consultants, cultural policymakers, and those setting up creative enterprises. Researchers from fields such as geography, investigating different aspects of the cultural industries in relation to cultural policy and place, will also find this book to be a useful contribution.

Markets On Trial

The Economic Sociology of the U.S. Financial Crisis
Author: Michael Lounsbury,Paul M. Hirsch
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0857242083
Category: Social Science
Page: 404
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Since the mid-20th century, organizational theorists have increasingly distanced themselves from the study of core societal power centers and important policy issues of the day. This title addresses the global financial crisis debates and struggles around how to organize economies and societies around the world.

Max Weber

Eine Einführung in Leben, Werk und Wirkung
Author: Dirk Kaesler
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 359342312X
Category: Fiction
Page: 332
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Max Weber (1864 – 1920) zählt zu den einflussreichsten Denkern des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Hypothesen, Begriffe und Methoden sind bis heute wichtige Bezugspunkte im sozialwissenschaftlichen Studium. Der Band führt in die zentralen methodologischen Positionen Webers ein, rekurriert auf Biografie und Werkgeschichte und stellt Webers wichtigste Arbeiten auf den Gebieten unter anderem der Wirtschaftsund Sozialgeschichte sowie der Herrschafts-, Rechts- und Religionssoziologie vor. »Wer sich schnell und zuverlässig über Leben, Werk und Wirkung Webers informieren will, dem steht die vorzügliche Einführung Dirk Kaeslers zur Verfügung.« Wilhelm Hennis, FAZ

Institutions and Entrepreneurship


Author: Wesley D. Sine,Robert J. David
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0857242393
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 392
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Examines how the institutional environment affects entrepreneurial organizations, and vice-versa.

Selling Ethnic Neighborhoods

The Rise of Neighborhoods as Places of Leisure and Consumption
Author: Volkan Aytar,Jan Rath
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136587705
Category: Social Science
Page: 178
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While ethnic neighborhoods are usually associated with poverty, crime and social problems, they have also emerged as places of leisure and consumption, providing opportunities for numerous entrepreneurs and employees. Local and national governments and other regulatory actors, as well as the media, have started to see and promote these neighborhoods as urban attractions for tourists, city dwellers and others. This book aims to analyze the roles of ethnic entrepreneurs and their associations and governments, and - by extension - of consumers and other actors in the rise of ethnic neighborhoods as places of leisure and consumption. Through case studies, it situates those neighborhoods at the edge of different theoretical debates about urban political economy and the politics of culture, and seeks a dynamic synergy between both.

Institutions and Ideology


Author: Peter Walgenbach
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 184855866X
Category: Social Science
Page: 350
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Contributes to the literature on the sociology of organizations and management, especially to sociological institutionalism. This title covers the empirical areas that range from technology and software development, the brewing industry, custodial facilities to the organization of birthing.

From Categories to Categorization

Studies in Sociology, Organizations and Strategy at the Crossroads
Author: Rodolphe Durand,Nina Granqvist,Anna Tyllström
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787142396
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 402
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This volume brings together some of the world's leading scholars of market categorization. Together, their contributions depict categorization as both a cognitive and a social process, tightly connected to actors involved, their specific acts, the entity being categorized, and the context and timing which inform these activities.

Zur Geschichte der Handelsgesellschaften im Mittelalter


Author: Max Weber
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783741110177
Category:
Page: 182
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Zur Geschichte der Handelsgesellschaften im Mittelalter ist ein unveranderter, hochwertiger Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1889. Hansebooks ist Herausgeber von Literatur zu unterschiedlichen Themengebieten wie Forschung und Wissenschaft, Reisen und Expeditionen, Kochen und Ernahrung, Medizin und weiteren Genres.Der Schwerpunkt des Verlages liegt auf dem Erhalt historischer Literatur.Viele Werke historischer Schriftsteller und Wissenschaftler sind heute nur noch als Antiquitaten erhaltlich. Hansebooks verlegt diese Bucher neu und tragt damit zum Erhalt selten gewordener Literatur und historischem Wissen auch fur die Zukunft bei."

Sociology of Organizations

Structures and Relationships
Author: Mary Godwyn,Jody Hoffer Gittell
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 141299196X
Category: Social Science
Page: 740
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The sociological study of organizations encompasses both planned and formal organizations as well as spontaneous and informal ones. Sociologists examine organizations with attention to structure and objectives, interactions among members and among organizations, the relationship between the organization and its environment and the social significance or social meaning of the organization. The ways of defining and examining organizations vary depending on the theoretical emphasis. This book focuses on three things: * providing a wide and historically accurate portrait of the diversity of sociological theories and their application to organizational studies * updating selections that reflect a variety of ways that new technology affects methods of organizing and types of organizations * including readings that examine a range of both formal and informal structures, and both deliberate and impromptu interactions. Lively and provocative, this textbook is theoretically rigorous, disciplinarily informed and representative of heterogeneity within organizational studies.

Entrepreneurship

Critical Perspectives on Business and Management
Author: Norris F. Krueger
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415158589
Category: Entrepreneurship
Page: 544
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This new collection provides a much needed retrospective view of the key academic work published in this area. The papers here highlight the importance of studying entrepreneurship from a wide range of perspectives, including research that derives from economics, history, sociology, psychology and from different business disciplinary bases such as marketing, finance and strategy. The overall focus in this set is on "entrepreneurial" activity, rather than specifically small or family-owned business and favours research articles over those that deal purely with practice.

From Communists to Foreign Capitalists

The Social Foundations of Foreign Direct Investment in Postsocialist Europe
Author: Nina Bandelj
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400841259
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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From Communists to Foreign Capitalists explores the intersections of two momentous changes in the late twentieth century: the fall of Communism and the rise of globalization. Delving into the economic change that accompanied these shifts in central and Eastern Europe, Nina Bandelj presents a pioneering sociological treatment of the process of foreign direct investment (FDI). She demonstrates how both investors and hosts rely on social networks, institutions, politics, and cultural understandings to make decisions about investment, employing practical rather than rational economic strategies to deal with the true uncertainty that plagues the postsocialist environment. The book explores how eleven postsocialist countries address the very idea of FDI as an integral part of their market transition. The inflows of foreign capital after the collapse of Communism resulted not from the withdrawal of states from the economy, as is commonly expected, but rather from the active involvement of postsocialist states in institutionalizing and legitimizing FDI. Using a wide array of data sources, and combining a macro-level account of national variation in the liberalization to foreign capital with a micro-level account of FDI transactions in the decade following the collapse of Communism in 1989, the book reveals how social forces not only constrain economic transformations but also make them possible. From Communists to Foreign Capitalists is a welcome addition to the growing literature on the social processes that shape economic life.

Außenseiter

Zur Soziologie abweichenden Verhaltens
Author: Howard S. Becker
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658012544
Category: Social Science
Page: 197
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​ „Der Mensch mit abweichendem Verhalten ist ein Mensch, auf den diese Bezeichnung erfolgreich angewandt worden ist; abweichendes Verhalten ist Verhalten, das Menschen als solches bezeichnen“: Es ist einer der klassischen Sätze der Devianzsoziologie in einem der Klassiker des Feldes. Howard S. Becker betont fernab von alten und simplistischen Fragen danach, „warum Menschen Regeln brechen“, welche Situationen und welche Prozesse dazu führen, dass Menschen in Positionen geraten, in denen sie als „Regelbrecher“ betitelt werden, wie sie mit diesen Positionen umgehen und sich auch gegen diese wehren. „Außenseiter“ erschien erstmals 1963 in New York und wurde 1981 bei S. Fischer in deutscher Übersetzung publiziert. Seit den frühen neunziger Jahren vergriffen, liegt hier nun eine von Michael Dellwing überarbeitete und herausgegebene Version vor.

Self-Reinforcing Processes in and among Organizations


Author: J. Sydow,G. Schreyögg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230392830
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 266
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Management and organization research has rediscovered individual agency, innovation and entrepreneurship. As such, there is a risk of overlooking the power of self-reinforcing processes in and among organizations. This volume redirects attention to these processes, including: escalating commitment, organizational imprinting and path dependence.

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
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​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.

Emergence


Author: Marc-David L. Seidel,Henrich R. Greve
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786359154
Category: Change (Psychology)
Page: 471
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The recent growth in research on the topic of evolutionary novelties inspired this volume of Research in the Sociology of Organizations. While previous sociological work has done an admirable job of understanding selection and differentiation processes, it has widely ignored the origin of novelty and how it grows to form initial structures and practices. Emergence is an easy to understand intuitive concept, as it simply means that an object comes into existence or appearance, but it needs further unpacking as a description of a widespread social process. In this book, emergence is seen as a process that involves 1) the creation of novelty, 2) its growth to a salient size, and 3) its formation into a recognizable social object, process, or structure. Each step should be understood through theory and empirical work. Yet the theory of each step can differ from, though it may be related to, the theory of the other two. As a consequence, emergence is a much more complex research topic than is suggested by a single word and it is these complexities that are examined in this book.

Narratives We Organize By


Author: Barbara Czarniawska,Pasquale Gagliardi
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027296618
Category: Psychology
Page: 276
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This book is a collection of texts that explore the analogy between organizing and narrating, between action and text. The raw material of everyday organizational life consists of disconnected fragments, physical and verbal actions that do not make sense when reported with simple chronology. Narrating is organizing this raw and fragmented material with the help of such devices as plot and characters. Simultaneously, organizing makes narration possible, because it orders people, things and events in time and place. The collection, written by organization researchers from many different countries, explores this analogy in both directions, reporting studies that show how narratives are made in situ, and applying narrative analysis (structuralist and poststructuralist) to stories already in existence. Barbara Czarniawska is Skandia Professor of Management Studies at GRI, School of Economics and Commercial Law, Göteborg University, Sweden. Pasquale Gagliardi is Professor of Sociology of Organization at the Catholic University of Milan, and Managing Director of ISTUD- Istituto Studi Direzionali, Milan-Stresa, Italy.

Entrepreneurship

The Engine of Growth
Author: Maria Minniti,Andrew Zacharakis,Stephen Spinelli
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275989866
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 832
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A landmark collection of original essays that explore the dynamics of entrepreneurship in the U.S. and around the world--from the "mindset" of the entrepreneur to the challenges of establishing and sustaining new ventures to the institutions and technologies that support new business creation

International Human Resource Management

An Employment Relations Perspective
Author: Miguel Martinez Lucio
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446293556
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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An innovative and thought-provoking resource designed to support the study of International and Human Resource Management and Employment Relations. Written by an internationally renowned team of experts and underpinned by cutting-edge research, International Human Resource Management tackles a broad range of controversial and often marginalised issues associated with globalisation and its impact on multinational companies and employees. Prepare to be gripped by fascinating and sometimes shocking revelations about the darker realities of a more globalised context and to emerge fully aware of these issues in the workplace and in employment generally. A truly global range of case studies and examples within the book plus carefully selected journal articles online will further enhance your learning experience and outcomes. Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/martinez-lucio for PowerPoint slides, additional case studies, online journal articles and web links related to topics covered in the book. An electronic inspection copy is available for instructors.