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The Kimberley Process and Certificate Scheme : a classical Aristotelian rhetorical analysis of the international tripartite regime against conflict diamonds
(University of St Andrews, 2018-05-01) - Thesis
Established in 2003, the Kimberley Process (KP) is a binding agreement; backed by the United Nations, that unites civil societies, state actors and the diamond industry to safeguard ‘conflict’ diamonds from entering ...
The silence of the lamps : visibility, agency and artistic objects in the play production process
(University of St Andrews, 2016-06-24) - Thesis
This thesis is a case study which looks at the creation of two theatre productions. Using the literature of Actor-Network Theory as a methodological provocation, it analyses the processes by which networks of actors created ...
The rise and fall of the penny-share offer : A historical sociology of London’s smaller company markets
(University of St Andrews, 2017-10) - Report
This report offers a narrative, ‘historical sociology’ of two markets established in London in 1995 in response to a series of rule changes at the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The first, the Alternative Investment Market, ...
Performing a myth to make a market : The construction of the ‘magical world’ of Santa
(2018) - Journal article
If you believe in Santa, do not read this paper. Through an in-depth, qualitative, empirical study, we follow the Santa myth to a remote northern location in Lapland, Finland where, for 1 month a year, multiple actors come ...
Identification through technical analysis : A study of charting and UK non-professional investors
(2009-02) - Journal article
The usefulness of technical analysis, or charting, has been questioned because it flies in the face of the 'random walk' and tests present conflicting results. We examine chartists' decision-making techniques and derive a ...
Economic embeddedness and materiality in a financial market setting
(2013-02-27) - Journal article
The notion of embeddedness (Granovetter 1985) neglects of the material dimension of economic relations. This paper contributes to the literature of market devices (Callon, et al., 2007) with an exploration of the material ...
Pricing, prizing and praising in the dating services sector – a conceptual approach
(2015) - Conference paper
Economizing habitus : material calculation and ‘the rules of the game’ in the publishing industry
(2015) - Journal article
Pierre Bourdieu’s classical sociology and the actor network based ‘economization’ literature are often considered contradictory, despite some agreement on the constructed nature of economic man. Through an examination of ...
Corporate social responsibility and gambling industry : an exploratory study
(University of St Andrews, 2014-06-27) - Thesis
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is one important response to the increasing amounts of criticism levelled at corporations. A number of studies have focused on CSR in a range of industries; however, some contentious ...
How does an old firm learn new tricks? : A material account of entrepreneurial opportunity
(2013) - Journal article
Opportunity has become the central concept in entrepreneurship. Discovery focused accounts assume opportunity to be objective and to exist independently of the entrepreneur. Process-focused studies critique such notions. ...