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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 ...
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 ...
On the possibility of organ markets and the performativity of economics
(2013) - Journal article,
Callon’s ‘performativity thesis’ encourages us to explore how the boundaries of the economy are negotiated. This paper explores one such discussion: the contributions of economics to the debates over the introduction of ...
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. ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
Unsettling issues: valuing public goods and the production of matters of concern
(2016) - Journal article,
What are public goods – of any kind – worth? How are they valued, and made valuable? What expertise is involved in their production? Questions over the value of public goods – a sporting championship, the arts, scientific ...
The promise and paradise of austerity
(2016-05) - Journal item,
Review of Konings, M. (2015) The emotional logic of capitalism, Stanford: Stanford university press.