Markets, Hierarchies and Networks
The Coordination of Social Life
- Grahame Thompson - The Open University
- Jennifer Frances - The Open University
- Rosalind Levacic - Institute of Education, UK
- Jeremy Mitchell - The Open University
`In summary, it can be recorded that this is a substantial book: substantial in a number of respects. First it has much of substance to it - it covers a lot of ground. Second, as most papers in the book are closely argued, it covers that ground in some depth - there are few opportunities for the reader to coast here! It is also substantial in that, whether because of the inherent nature of the subject matter or the way it is exposed, its sparks ideas along the way and raises many more questions than it answers. Finally, it is substantial in the way the editors touch upon issues which are central to epistemology, the sociology of knowledge, and the philosophy of science.' - Systems Practice
Markets, hierarchies and networks as very different models of social coordination and construction are compared in this book in a fantastic comprehensive way.