Tzeng, Rueyling / Uzzi, Brian (eds.)
Embeddedness and Corporate Change in a Global Economy
Year of Publication: 2000
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2000. XII, 351 pp.
ISBN 978-0-8204-4986-9 hardback (Hardcover)
Weight: 0.630 kg, 1.389 lbs
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Using an embeddedness approach, this volume analyzes how different forms of organization and market exchange systems function and co-evolve. In contrast to views that assume that pure markets or autonomous states guide change, the embeddedness approach argues that the social networks and institutions within which economic action is embedded provide economic order. By identifying consequential types of social structures, the essays in this volume advance our understanding of how exchange systems originate and change. The contributions of prominent scholars from Europe, Asia, and America testify to the embeddedness approach's inclusive theoretical appeal, wide audience base, and contribution to the problem of how social networks, institutions, and culture affect organizational adaptation and the economic status of individuals in economies in transition.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
The Editors: Rueyling Tzeng is Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Republic of China, Taiwan. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology, State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has published widely in various journals.
Brian Uzzi is Associate Professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. In addition to numerous articles on organizations and social networks, he is co-author (with Henry Etzkowitz and Carol Kemelgor) of Athena Unbound: Social Capital and Career Advancement in the Hard Sciences (2000). He received his M.S. in industrial administration and psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University and his Ph.D. in sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.