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Institutional matrices theory as a framework for both western and non-western people to understand the global village”


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  • Kirdina, Svetlana
  • Sandstrom, Gregory


Neither criticising Western social theory nor constructing an alternative kind of social theory is currently being thought of as a creative and fruitful method for social theorizing around the world today. The development of a new theoretical framework for understanding and explaining social origins and processes, both in Western and non-Western countries is therefore a relevant challenge for human-social sciences. It is also a real contribution to confront the limits of the dominant Western-based social theories on the current global academic stage. The objective of this paper is to present such a new theoretical framework: Institutional Matrices Theory (IMT), or X- & Y-Theory (Kirdina, 2001, 2003, etc.), which attempts to answer this challenge.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 18642.

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Date of creation: 04 Jul 2010
Date of revision: 20 Jul 2010
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:18642

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Keywords: institutional matrices theory; comprative sociology; X- and Y-theory; social theory;

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  1. Kirdina, S., 2010. "Point of View of Economist- Sociologist: Notes from the World Congress of Sociology, 11–17 July, 2010, Gotheburg, Sweden," Journal of the New Economic Association, New Economic Association, issue 7, pages 162-167.
  2. Kirdina, Svetlana, 2010. "Взгляд Экономиста-Социолога: Заметки С Xvii Мирового Социологического Конгресса, Гетеборг, Швеция, 11-17 Июля 2010," MPRA Paper 28982, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2010.
  3. Gregory Sandstrom, 2012. "Instead Of Capitalism Vs. Socialism: A Proportion-Seeking Review Of Two Contemporary Approaches In China And Russia," Montenegrin Journal of Economics, Economic Laboratory for Transition Research (ELIT), vol. 8(4), pages 43-60.


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