The Embedded Actor and the Invention of Natural Economic Law: Policy Change and Railroader Response in Early America

Special issue of American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 40, No. 4, Feb. 1997 478-489

12 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2014

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Timothy J. Dowd

Emory University - Department of Sociology

Frank Dobbin

Harvard University - Department of Sociology

Date Written: 1997

Abstract

Economic sociologists stress that economic actors are embedded in a sociohistorical context that shapes and constrains activity.

Suggested Citation

Dowd, Timothy J. and Dobbin, Frank, The Embedded Actor and the Invention of Natural Economic Law: Policy Change and Railroader Response in Early America (1997). Special issue of American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 40, No. 4, Feb. 1997 478-489. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2416950

Timothy J. Dowd

Emory University - Department of Sociology ( email )

Atlanta, GA 30322
United States

Frank Dobbin (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Department of Sociology ( email )

33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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