1. Critical Studies in Economic Institutions series

    Series editor: Geoffrey M. Hodgson, University of Hertfordshire, UK

    It is now widely recognised that institutions play a critical role in economic performance and development. In the 1990s both Ronald Coase and Douglass North were awarded Nobel prizes for their pathbreaking work on institutions. Critical Studies in Economic Institutions brings together cutting-edge analytical and applied research on the role of institutions in modern economic life. It combines work from economics and allied disciplines that has helped us understand the way that real world institutions work. The series addresses specific types of institution, such as the state and the firm, as well as key concepts that pervade all types of institution, such as incentives, trust, routines and culture.

Books in this series

  1. Knowledge and Learning in the Firm

    Knowledge and Learning in the Firm

    Edited by Bart Nooteboom
    This authoritative collection provides a wide-ranging survey of the most significant previously published papers on knowledge and learning within organizations. It explores beyond economics into the fields of cognitive science and sociology. The first volume investigates cognition in general and contains a number of classic articles which furnish the fundamentals of ‘embodied cognition’, the social basis of cognition and categorization. The second volume explores the application of these fundamentals to organizations and includes key papers on organizational, as opposed to individual, cognition and on the related themes of unity and diversity, stability and change. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 548.00   Web: $ 493.20
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  2. Concepts of Money

    Concepts of Money

    Edited by Geoffrey Ingham
    This authoritative new collection comprises a selection of the most important readings reflecting the wide diversity in the conceptualization of the nature of money in the social sciences. Commodity theory, state theory, credit theory, post Keynesian theory, theory of the monetary circuit, and important contributions from Marxism and sociology are included. Geoffrey Ingham’s comprehensive introduction critically analyses the various concepts, explains their differences, assesses their relative merits, and gives guidance for further reading. The collection will be an invaluable reference source for students and academics in economics, sociology and political science. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 365.00   Web: $ 328.50
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  3. Markets


    Edited by Mitchel Y. Abolafia
    For this authoritative collection, Mitchel Abolafia has chosen the most significant previously published papers and articles in the field of economic sociology, which contribute to an understanding of the organisation of markets. Economists are becoming increasingly aware of the institutional nature of markets, but to date, it is economic sociologists who have carried out much of the analytical work on real world market institutions. To develop our understanding of markets, the time is ripe for a fruitful dialogue across the disciplinary boundaries. Although economic sociologists recognize markets as mechanisms of exchange, they seem to be more concerned with how markets work, rather than with how well they work. The papers selected for this book are the result of empirical studies of particular markets, including markets in options, futures, currency, initial public offerings of stock, biotechnology, women’s apparel, and auctions in a variety of commodities. They indicate an important research initiative to explore how markets really work. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 312.00   Web: $ 280.80
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  4. Networks


    Edited by Gernot Grabher, Walter W. Powell
    This major two-volume collection presents a comprehensive overview of the scholarly literature exploring the emergence, functioning and forms of networks, focusing on their role in the economy. The collection draws from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds to combine key writings that have defined the field with more recent contributions in emerging areas of network research. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 769.00   Web: $ 692.10
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  5. Knowledge, Learning and Routines

    Knowledge, Learning and Routines

    Edited by Nathalie Lazaric, Edward Lorenz
    This comprehensive two-volume collection draws together the key contributions – both theoretical and empirical – from economics and management literature on human and organisational knowledge, learning and routine behaviours. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 647.00   Web: $ 582.30
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  6. Recent Developments in Institutional Economics

    Recent Developments in Institutional Economics

    Edited by Geoffrey M. Hodgson
    This title is a definitive collection of readings showing both changes in the research agenda and new developments at the cutting edge. It is an ideal reference source for students and researchers in the fields of economics, sociology, business and other related disciplines. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 365.00   Web: $ 328.50
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  7. Trust


    Edited by Elias L. Khalil
    Trust is an authoritative collection of previously published articles and is unique in the growing literature on trustworthiness. The broad ranging articles are organized into three parts, expressing three definite answers to the question posed in the introduction: Why does trustworthiness pay? Part I, ‘Trust as Strategy’, stipulates that trust is an investment in reputation. Part II, ‘Trust as Taste’, argues that agents have a preference for trustworthiness, which may explain the anomaly of trustworthiness in single-shot games. Part III, ‘Trust as Trait’, maintains that trust is a trait that evolutionary selection may favor. In his extensive introductory essay, Elias Khalil elaborates and contrasts the strengths and weaknesses of each answer. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 457.00   Web: $ 411.30
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  8. Foundations of Social Capital

    Foundations of Social Capital

    Edited by Elinor Ostrom, T. K. Ahn
    The selected articles embed the concept in core theoretical work in economics, political science, sociology, development theory, and philosophy. Topics include: contemporary conceptual and philosophical foundations; forms of social capital; and the relation of social capital to both development and democracy. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 358.00   Web: $ 322.20
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 66.00   Web: $ 52.80
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  9. Competing Capitalisms: Institutions and Economies

    Competing Capitalisms: Institutions and Economies

    Edited by Richard Whitley
    This authoritative collection brings together the leading contributions to the comparative study of forms of capitalism. An introductory essay presents the context in which these contributions developed, discusses the major issues raised by such comparative work, and suggests likely future developments. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 625.00   Web: $ 562.50
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