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The Gift in the Economy and Society


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1. Introduction Part I - Theoretical approaches 2. Institutional Orders and the Gift: A Macrosociological Approach 3. Beneficence, reciprocity and institutions in Smith 4. The gift as total social fact: From Mauss to money Part II - Applied, empirical or experimental case studies 5. Lab Scientists' Innovativeness: A Case Study of Networks and Favour Exchange 6. Gift as conspicuous consumption: the case of the Odyssey 7. The fluid nature of gifts and grants: an institutional application to the Marshall Plan 8. An Institutional Analysis of the Dowry System in South Asia 9. In search of relevant financial regulation: some lessons from the gift-economics 10. Principles of exchange and reciprocity in the context of providing care 11. Afterword: The puzzle of the gift

About the Author

Stefan Kesting is a Senior Teaching Fellow at Leeds University Business School, UK.Ioana Negru is a Reader in Economics at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania.Paolo Silvestri is Contract Professor at University of Turin, Italy; Bocconi University, Italy; and Lumiere University, Lyon 2, France.

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