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Author Dolfsma, Wilfred
Title Institutions, communication and values [electronic resource] / Wilfred Dolfsma
Imprint Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
book jacket
Descript x, 168 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm
Note "Papers that form the basis for the work in this book were presentedon various occasions. Annual meeting AFEE (Philadelphia 2004; Chicago 2006; New Orleans 2008), EAEPE (Bremen 2005), EBHA (2005) and the ASE (Amsterdam 2007, Boston 2007)"--P. ix
Includes bibliographical references and index
Economy & Society (How do they relate?) -- Institutions, Institutional Change and Language --Structure, Agency and the Role of Values in Processes of Institutional Change -- Silent Trade -- Knowledge Coordination and Development via Market, Hierarchy and Gift Exchange -- Making Knowledge Work in Organizations -- Path Dependence in Organization -- Consumption of Symbolic Goods -- Law & Economics: bankruptcy law
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Institutions are man-made entities and their workings, the changes they undergo, as well as the way they need to be understood, is fundamentally imbued in language and communication. Through these social interactions, distinctions are created, emphases are placed and connections and belongings emerge. This book analyses the roles of socio-cultural values in the processes of institutional change. It examines the highly symbolic nature of communication and language and considers how it affects relations within the economy, between the market and society and howit contributes to welfare and well-being. This greatly debated topic dates back to the theoretical considerations of social order in which Thomas Hobbes, Adam Smith and David Hume were among the most important early contributors. Wilfred Dolfsma provides a theoretical, methodological and empirical study, which argues that communication and language areinseparable from both the economy as well as from a meaningful understanding of institutions and institutional change
Palgrave
Link Original 9780230223790 0230223796 (OCoLC)429023959
Subject Communication in organizations -- Congresses
Associations, institutions, etc. -- Management -- Congresses
Institutional economics -- Congresses
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