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Biggart, Nicole Woolsey

Works: 42 works in 127 publications in 1 language and 3,358 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Academic theses  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer
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Publications about Nicole Woolsey Biggart
Publications by Nicole Woolsey Biggart
Most widely held works by Nicole Woolsey Biggart
Charismatic capitalism : direct selling organizations in America by Nicole Woolsey Biggart( Book )
20 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 766 libraries worldwide
Studies the direct sales industry, the social and cultural factors that have given rise to direct selling and the dynamics of its organizational life
Governor Reagan, Governor Brown : a sociology of executive power by Gary G Hamilton( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
The economic organization of East Asian capitalism by Marco Orrú( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
East Asia's dynamic entrance into the global economy has provided a fruitful avenue for research in economic sociology. In this perceptive and timely volume, the authors theorize Asian capitalism and analyze the economic organization of East Asia. Presenting differing dimensions of a Weberian perspective, the authors first provide a theoretical grounding, then consider capitalism in East Asia comparatively, and finally contrast the economies of East Asia and Europe. The book shows how radically different social and cultural institutions can lead to economies that are organized in remark
Constructing green : the social structures of sustainability ( Book )
11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
"Buildings are the nation's greatest energy consumers. Forty percent of all our energy is used for heating, cooling, lighting, and powering machines and devices in buildings. And despite decades of investment in green construction technologies, residential and commercial buildings remain stubbornly energy inefficient. This book looks beyond the technological and material aspects of green construction to examine the cultural, social, and organizational shifts that sustainable building requires, examining the fundamental challenge to centuries-long traditions in design and construction that green building represents. The contributors consider the changes associated with green building through a sociological and organizational lens. They discuss shifts in professional expertise created by new social concerns about green building, including evolving boundaries of professional jurisdictions; changing industry strategies and structures, including the roles of ownership, supply firms, and market niches; new operational, organizational, and cultural arrangements, including the mainstreaming of environmental concerns; narratives and frames that influence the perception of green building; and future directions for the theory and practice of sustainable construction. The essays offer uniquely multidisciplinary insights into the transformative potential of green building and the obstacles that must be overcome to make it the norm."--Publisher description
Readings in economic sociology by Nicole Woolsey Biggart( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
Sociologists have rightfully claimed economy and economic activity as areas for their legitimate analysis. These articles, over 30 in total, reflect the best and most contemporary thought in the exciting field of economic sociology. Beginning with the foundation of Smith, Marx, Engels, and Polanyi, the volume gathers some of the best writings by economic sociologists that consider national and world economies as both products and influences of society. Readings on economic action, capitalist states, globalizing markets and the interactions between economy and culture, all serve to construct an overview of sociology's contributions to our understanding of economic life. Introductory essays that place the readings in a theoretical perspective along with suggestions for further reading make this a useful resource
The magic circle : a study of personal staffs in the administrations of Governors Ronald Reagan and Jerry Brown by Nicole Woolsey Biggart( Archival Material )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Personal staffs are a form of organization associated with patrimonial administrations in premodern societies. Despite their traditional and non-bureaucratic character, personal staff organizations have been emerging at the top levels of American government for the last forty years. The author examines this phenomenon by asking two questions: why is a personalized organizational form emerging in modern administrations and, what do personal staffs do that bureaucratic subordinates cannot? The author argues that contemporary staffs, like premodern staffs, are a strategy for centralizing and bolstering executive power under stressful management conditions, and that the utility of staffs can be understood by examining their social structure. The argument is elaborated through a case analysis of a personal staff organization, the Office of the Governor, under California Governors Ronald Reagan (1967-1974) and Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr. (1974-to date)
Managing the managers : Japanese management strategies in the U.S. by Martin Tolich( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Deep finance : the organisational bases of South Korea's financial collapse by Nicole Woolsey Biggart( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
An institutional perspective on development : social organisation and the rise of the auto industries of South Korea, Taiwan, Spain and Argentina by Nicole Woolsey Biggart( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Collateralized social relations : the social in economic calculation by Nicole Woolsey Biggart( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
On the limits of a firm-based theory to explain business networks : the western bias of neoclassical economics by Nicole Woolsey Biggart( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Coming and going in economic sociology ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Institutional logic and economic explanation by Nicole Woolsey Biggart( Book )
in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Competition and markets : an institutional theory by Mitchel Abolafia( Book )
in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Institutionalized patrimonialism in Korean business by Nicole Woolsey Biggart( Book )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Supporting Reagan : from banks to prisons : interviews by James M Hall( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The policy effects of management style : a comparison of governors Ronald Reagan and Jerry Brown by Nicole Woolsey Biggart( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The power of obedience by Nicole Woolsey Biggart( Article )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Emergent economies, divergent paths : economic organization and international trade in South Korea and Taiwan by Robert C Feenstra( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The economies of South Korea and Taiwan in the second half of the twentieth century are to scholars of economic development what the economy of Britain in the late eighteenth and early nineteeth centuries is to economic historians. This book, first published in 2006, is a collaboration between a leading trade economist and a leading economic sociologist specializing in East Asia, and offers an explanation of the development paths of post-World War II Korea and Taiwan. The ambitions of the authors go beyond this, however. They use these cases to reshape the way economists, sociologists, and political scientists will think about economic organization in the future. They offer nothing less than a theory of, and extended evidence for, how capitalist economies become organized. One of the principal empirical findings is that a primary cause for the industrialization of East Asia is the retail revolution in the United States and the demand-responsiveness of Asian manufacturers
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Alternative Names
Biggart, Nicole W.
Woolsey-Biggart, Nicole
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