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Methodological Pluralism and Pluralism of Method


  • Sheila C Dow


In the 1990s, institutional and evolutionary economics emerged as one of the most creative and successful approaches in the modern social sciences. This timely reader gathers together seminal contributions from leading international authors in the field of institutional and evolutionary economics including Eileen Appelbaum, Benjamin Coriat, Giovanni Dosi, Sheila C. Dow, Bengt-åke Lundvall, Uskali Mäki, Bart Nooteboom and Marc R. Tool. The emphasis is on key concepts such as learning, trust, power, pricing and markets, with some essays devoted to methodology and others to the comparison of different forms of capitalism. An extensive introduction places the contributions in the context of the historical and theoretical background of
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  • Sheila C Dow, 1994. "Methodological Pluralism and Pluralism of Method," Working Papers Series 94/10, University of Stirling, Division of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:stl:stlewp:94/10

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