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The Economics and Bioeconomics of Folk and Scientific Classification


  • Michael Ghiselin


  • Janet Landa



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  • Michael Ghiselin & Janet Landa, 2005. "The Economics and Bioeconomics of Folk and Scientific Classification," Journal of Bioeconomics, Springer, vol. 7(3), pages 221-238, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jbioec:v:7:y:2005:i:3:p:221-238 DOI: 10.1007/s10818-005-4347-4

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    1. David Harper, 2008. "A bioeconomic study of numeracy and economic calculation," Journal of Bioeconomics, Springer, vol. 10(2), pages 101-126, August.
    2. Max Boisot & Yan Li, 2006. "Organizational versus Market Knowledge: From Concrete Embodiment to Abstract Representation," Journal of Bioeconomics, Springer, vol. 8(3), pages 219-251, December.

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    categorization; folk taxonomy; identification; economics of identity; economics of classification; institutions; systematics; taxonomy; transaction costs; new institutional economics; ethnic trading networks; social distance; Homo classificus ; D23; D83; L14; M13; O17; Z13;

    JEL classification:

    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation
    • M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups
    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification


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