Category Archives: sociology of business

A discussion on in-depth interviews. What are they good for?

I have been reading an interesting internet discussion on the analytical efficacy of in-depth interviews, based around this paper by Samuel Lucas. Two other sociologists — Andrew Perrin here, and Fabio Rojas here and here — provide responses. I feel no need … Continue reading

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Why analysis of an act must include an analysis from the point of view of the actor

The following text articulates the theoretical foundation of my analytical biases, namely, my bias toward analyzing human behavior (action), first and foremost, from the point of view of the human being (the actor), while also representing a succinct statement on … Continue reading

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sociology destroyed the notion of a market

Jens Beckert and Pierre Francois write: “Markets are the core institutions of capitalist economies.” The assertion strikes me as theoretically outdated, and surprising coming from scholars who have been strong participants in making it theoretically outdated. I am referencing sociology’s … Continue reading

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The economics of intellectual property: the problem of valuation

A pretty remarkable contribution from the Wall Street Journal op-ed page today. The subject was the economics of intellectual property, prompted by a coming change to the way the US will measure gross domestic product (GDP). The reason for the … Continue reading

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advanced capitalism and the methodological imperative of symbolic data

(Some theoretical drivel around what I refer to as ‘advanced capitalism,’ and the proliferation of symbolic data empirically associated with it …) One of the empirical outcomes of advanced capitalism has beeen the proliferation of symbolic data. This outcome is … Continue reading

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A qualitative sociological economics, from the point of view of the actors involved

(Some theoretical drivel . . .) In the field of knowledge immediately shaping the construction of a qualitative sociological economics (methodologically conducted from the point of view of the actors involved), a major breakthrough was Bernanke’s call to analytically focus … Continue reading

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On designed activities: a comment on Keynesian economics from the point of view of a qualitative sociological economics

The following is a position on Keynesian economics, fiscal stimulus, and aggregate economic demand, from the point of view of a qualitative sociological macro-economics, held with little to medium confidence: Under the current circumstances, I remain an advocate of fiscal … Continue reading

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