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Markets, Rules and Institutions of Exchange

Harvey, M (2010) Markets, Rules and Institutions of Exchange. New Dynamics of Innovation & Competition . Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719076701

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Abstract

This book provides methods of understanding the huge variety of markets and market organisation in contemporary economies through a dialogue between a group of UK and French scholars. It presents a critique and development of institutional views of markets, and "puts markets in their place" in a wider political and social context. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis in markets, the book makes a topical and significant contribution on the importance of the rules and regulations that constitute markets, and their broader political and legal frameworks. Moreover, the disruption of markets brings to the fore their interconnection with the broader economy, with production, distribution and consumption in a way often ignored at the height of market bubbles. Both theoretical and empirical, a wide range of markets are considered, capital markets for new technology and venture capital, for food, domestic services and scientific knowledge. The authors address how markets emerge and disappear, or indeed why they fail to appear, as well has how they become stable and institutionalized.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2013 16:25
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 18:04
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/5104

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