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From social movement to moral market : how the circuit riders sparked an IT revolution and created a technology market

Author: Paul-Brian McInerney
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, ©2014.
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What happens when social movement ideals meet market principles? Based on a three-year ethnography of a technology movement, this book shows how social movements make and shape markets. To illustrate how movements shape markets this book tells the story of the 'Circuit Riders', a group of social justice activists dedicated to sparking a technology revolution among grassroots and non-profit organisations. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul-Brian McInerney
ISBN: 0804789061 9780804789066
OCLC Number: 872700590
Description: 1 online resource (x, 241 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The circuit rider mounts : establishing worth and the birth of a social movement --
Organizing for change : conferences, meetings, and the configuration of fields --
Institutional entrepreneurs build a bridge : connecting movements and markets through social enterprise --
Walking the values tightrope : the moral ambivalence of social enterprise --
The circuit riders respond : conventions of coordination as movements react to markets --
Patterns worth noting : markets out of movements.
Responsibility: Paul-Brian McInerney.

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