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Theorizing competition: an interdisciplinary framework

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  • Carina Altreiter

    (Institute of Sociology and Social Research, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria)

  • Claudius Graebner

    (Institute for Socio-Economics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany; Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)

  • Stephan Puehringer

    (Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)

  • Ana Rogojanu

    (Institute for European Ethnology, University of Vienna, Austria)

  • Georg Wolfmayr

    (Institute for European Ethnology, University of Vienna, Austria)

Abstract

This paper introduces a framework to facilitate an interdisciplinary analysis of 'competition'. While such an interdisciplinary analysis can be justified by referencing the various fields of social and economic life in which 'competition' is important, three challenges are found to aggravate such endeavor. To mitigate these challenges, and to explicate the often implicit meta-theoretical assumption in the scope, methodological and normative dimension, a meta-theoretical framework is proposed. Its usefulness is illustrated via a comparative description of selected contributions from the social sciences and humanities. Despite its limited scope, it yields some preliminary conjectures that may inspire future research: first, there are sufficient common elements across different concepts of competition that justify an interdisciplinary approach to study competition; second, apart from differences between disciplines, there are remarkable differences within disciplines that are at least of similar importance. Finally, there are important interdependencies between the meta-theoretical dimensions considered in the framework.

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  • Carina Altreiter & Claudius Graebner & Stephan Puehringer & Ana Rogojanu & Georg Wolfmayr, 2020. "Theorizing competition: an interdisciplinary framework," ICAE Working Papers 120, Johannes Kepler University, Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy.
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