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- DescriptionInstitutions are central to ecomic life. They have a major impact on consumer preferences, the actions and processes of firms, levels of wealth and poverty in countries, the growth of international trade, and much more. Indeed, ne of the preconditions for ecomic activity - such as the existence of buyers and sellers, recognizable goods and services, and the information we need to make choices - would be in place without institutions. Institutions, then, do more than support ecomic life: they enable and shape it. These insights challenge some of the most basic postulates on modern ecomic theory and are at the heart of many of the most exciting works in ecomic sociology. This book examines the role of institutions - defined as the formal and informal rules and practices that surround us as we go about our daily lives - in the ecomy. Illuminating complex ideas with carefully selected, vivid examples, the investigation focuses on ecomic activity as it unfolds at the individual, organizational, national, and international levels. This accessible and engaging book will be essential reading for students of ecomic sociology, and all those interested in the intimate relationship between institutions and the ecomy.
- Author BiographyFrancesco Duina is Head of Sociology at the University of British Columbia USA, and Visiting Professor at the Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
- Author(s)Francesco Duina
- PublisherPolity Press
- Date of Publication05/08/2011
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Series TitlePolity Economy and Society Series
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPolity Press
- Weight310 g
- Width147 mm
- Height208 mm
- Spine16 mm
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