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Accounting, ambiguity, and the new institutionalism
Abstract The New Institutionalism is a recent development in organization theory with great relevance to accounting research. New institutionalists view accounting practices as one of a larger set ofExpand
Making Markets: Opportunism and Restraint on Wall Street
Introduction - market makers on Wall Street homo economicus unbound - bond traders on Wall Street structured anarchy - formal and informal organization in the futures market taming the market -Expand
Accounting for Rationality: Double-Entry Bookkeeping and the Rhetoric of Economic Rationality
This article addresses claims made by Weber, Schumpeter, and Sombart concerning the importance of double-entry bookkeeping. They argue that accounting played a key technical role in enhancingExpand
The Myth of the Powerless State
The social structure of liquidity: Flexibility, markets, and states
Les AA. analysent ce que recouvre la notion de liquidite. Ils rappellent que ce terme caracterise le fonctionnement des marches economiques. Le marche apparait comme un «lieu» d'echanges entreExpand
A Hero for the Aged? The Townsend Movement, the Political Mediation Model, and U.S. Old-Age Policy, 1934-1950
During the Depression, the Townsend movement enjoyed varied success in seeking pensions for the aged. Social-movement models predict that success depends on the mobilization of resources or onExpand
City of Capital: Politics and Markets in the English Financial Revolution.
While many have examined how economic interests motivate political action, in this volume Bruce Carruthers explores the reverse relationship by focusing on how political interests shape a market. HeExpand
Social Economics: Market Behavior in a Social Environment
When Social Economics arrived at the Editor’s desk to send out for review, my initial thought was that its publication date was several years ago, and I hesitated to place a review. I then had secondExpand
The Color of Money and the Nature of Value: Greenbacks and Gold in Postbellum America
Money measures value in market economies. Money's own value is socially constructed since people attribute worth to a medium whose physical characteristics are essentially irrelevant to its monetaryExpand
The Recursivity of Law: Global Norm Making and National Lawmaking in the Globalization of Corporate Insolvency Regimes1
For the past 15 years an enormous enterprise of global norm making and related national lawmaking has been underway in many areas of global commerce. This article shows that leading globalExpand