A Market is a Market is a Market?: Institutional Conditions for the Construction of Market Mechanisms

BISS Public (Berlin), Heft 27, 9. Jg, 1999

21 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2014

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Frank Dobbin

Harvard University - Department of Sociology

Date Written: 1999

Abstract

What is colloquially known as the "post-socialist transition" comes at an opportune time for economic sociologists, for we are in the midst of developing sociological ways of thinking about economic practices and structures. We had long ceded economic institutions to economists, satisfying ourselves with explaining organizational structures (but not business practices), cultural and welfare policies (but not industrial or economic policies), religious and educational institutions (but not market institutions), and affective and normative behavior (but not rational behavior).

Suggested Citation

Dobbin, Frank, A Market is a Market is a Market?: Institutional Conditions for the Construction of Market Mechanisms (1999). BISS Public (Berlin), Heft 27, 9. Jg, 1999. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2416856

Frank Dobbin (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Department of Sociology ( email )

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