31st Annual Meeting of the Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT)
The Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) meets annually in April in conjunction with the meetings of the Western Social Science Association (WSSA). The theme for the 2010 AFIT conference is: Toward a Socially Embedded Economy. The social control of big business is a longstanding concern among institutional economists. The 2010 theme is predicated on the view that the design of key economic, legal, regulatory, and other institutions in the capitalist world (but especially the United States) manifests and promotes the iron rule of shareholder interest and consumerism at the expense of other important values such as income and health security, family and community, a reasonably equitable distribution of economic and political power, the availability of collectively consumed goods, and sustainable ecosystems. The conference organizer is especially interested in papers that identify and explicate institutions that serve narrow, elite, or class economic interests and stand in the way of a movement to a more humanized species of market capitalism. Papers that propose modifications to the institutional environment of corporatism will also fit nicely with the conference theme.
|Event dates:||2010-04-14 – 2010-04-17|
|Organizer:||Association for Institutional Thought|
|Conference venue:||Reno, Nevada, Grand Sierra Resort|
|Classification:||D2 - Production and Organizations ; K2 - Regulation and Business Law ; L5 - Regulation and Industrial Policy ; M1 - Business Administration ; P1 - Capitalist Systems|
|Event type:||Konferenzen, Tagungen; Conferences|
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