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Worlds of Production

The Action Frameworks of the Economy

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$78.00 • £62.95 • €70.00

ISBN 9780674962033

Publication Date: 05/30/1997


370 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

18 figures, 15 tables


  • Theorizing Economic Diversity and Economic Action
    • Action and Diversity versus Models of Growth
    • Possible Worlds of Production
    • Firms, Profits, Work, and Innovation
    • Situating Firms in Worlds of Production
  • Worlds of Production in Three Countries
    • Identifying Real Worlds of Production in France, Italy, and the United States
    • France: Innovative Real Worlds of Fashion and High Technology
    • Italy: Interpersonal Action and the Division of Labor
    • California High Technology: The Intellectual World in a Market Context
    • Selection, Stability, and Transformation of Real Worlds of Production
  • Institutions, States, and the Coordination of Real Worlds
    • States and Institutions as Conventions
    • State Intervention: A Critique of the French Case
    • Competitiveness, Sutuated States, and Real Worlds in Three Countries
  • Conventions, Economic Action, and Institutions
    • A Critique of Contemporary Institutialism
    • Towards a Theory of Conventions, Economic Action, and Economic Development
  • Notes
  • References
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index

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