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Nee, Victor 1945-

Works: 88 works in 302 publications in 3 languages and 10,934 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor, Interviewer, Honoree, Author of introduction, Compiler
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Most widely held works about Victor Nee
Most widely held works by Victor Nee
Longtime Californ': a documentary study of an American Chinatown by Victor Nee( Book )

26 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the immigrants who left poverty-ridden villages in China to try for a better livelihood in America, the narratives and extensive interviews of -- Longtime Californ' goes beyond the hand laundries and restaurants with which Americans often associate the Chinese and unveils the secret societies, the powerful family associations, and the daily lives of the people of Chinatown
State and society in contemporary China by Victor Nee( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's uninterrupted revolution : from 1840 to the present( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capitalism from below : markets and institutional change in China by Victor Nee( Book )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than 630 million Chinese have escaped poverty since the 1980s, reducing the fraction remaining from 82 to 10 percent of the population. This astonishing decline in poverty, the largest in history, coincided with the rapid growth of a private enterprise economy. Yet private enterprise in China emerged in spite of impediments set up by the Chinese government. How did private enterprise overcome these initial obstacles to become the engine of China's economic miracle? Where did capitalism come from? Studying over 700 manufacturing firms in the Yangzi region, Victor Nee and Sonja Opper argue that China's private enterprise economy bubbled up from below. Through trial and error, entrepreneurs devised institutional innovations that enabled them to decouple from the established economic order to start up and grow small, private manufacturing firms. Barriers to entry motivated them to build their own networks of suppliers and distributors, and to develop competitive advantage in self-organized industrial clusters. Close-knit groups of like-minded people participated in the emergence of private enterprise by offering financing and establishing reliable business norms. This rapidly growing private enterprise economy diffused throughout the coastal regions of China and, passing through a series of tipping points, eroded the market share of state-owned firms. Only after this fledgling economy emerged as a dynamic engine of economic growth, wealth creation, and manufacturing jobs did the political elite legitimize it as a way to jump-start China's market society. Today, this private enterprise economy is one of the greatest success stories in the history of capitalism."--Jacket
The cultural revolution at Peking University by Victor Nee( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remaking the economic institutions of socialism : China and Eastern Europe( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new institutionalism in sociology by Bruce Bartlett( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Institutions play a pivotal role in structuring economic and social transactions, and an understanding of the foundations of social norms, networks, and beliefs within institutions is crucial to explaining much of what occurs in modern economies. This volume integrates two increasingly visible streams of research - economic sociology and new institutional economics - to better understand how ties among individuals and groups facilitate economic activity alongside and against the formal rules that regulate economic processes via government and law."--Back cover
The economic sociology of capitalism( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors examine the nature & workings of capitalism from the perspective of economic sociology
On capitalism( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capitalism dominates economies all over the world and is a key force in the process of globalization. What makes it such a uniquely dynamic social and economic force, however, is open to debate. The essays in this book take up this issue, offering theories on both what encourages and what blocks capitalism. In "On Capitalism" leading economists, sociologists, and political scientists develop ideas and insights into the dynamic of capitalism as a global economic order. Unlike studies that focus only on localized descriptions of what has made capitalism function in a specific place, these essays examine the general mechanisms that account for dynamic or rational capitalism. As each chapter shows, the mechanisms motivating and facilitating today's global capitalism are not rooted in the materialist domain of incremental capital accumulation, but in the realm of ideas and institutional structures. Taken as a whole, these essays offer a rich account of the interconnectedness of the economic, political, and religious institutions of modern capitalism
The handbook of rational choice social research by Victor Nee( Book )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive overview of how the rational choice paradigm can inform empirical research within the social sciences, using issues ranging from financial markets and terrorism to immigration, race relations, emotions, and other issues applied to experimental research, survey studies, ethnographies, and historical investigations
The economic transformation of South China : reform and development in the post-Mao era( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social exchange and political process in Maoist China by Victor Nee( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Problem der Trennung von Hand- und Kopfarbeit in der chinesischen Kulturrevolution by Victor Nee( Book )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese Americans NK06( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese Americans are the migrants and their descendants who migrated from China to the United States, starting in approximately 1848. This file contains fifteen documents covering the time period from ca. 1848 to the 1980s. These documents deal with Chinatowns located in several American cities (e.g., San Francisco, New York City), plus additional data on the Chinese American populations in such regional areas as the Monterey Bay region of California, and Hawaii. Much of the file deals with the history of the migration of the Chinese to the United States and the restrictive immigration policies applied to them by the United States government. Additional topics that appear in all the documents in this file are those of the discriminatory and racist practices imposed on the Chinese immigrants by the Caucasian American society, cultural adaptation and acculturation, Chinese associations, and ethnic businesses (e.g., restaurants, laundries, and groceries)
Toward an institutional analysis of state socialism by David Stark( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China : revolución en la universidad by Victor Nee( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asian America( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marketized redistributive firms and neolocalism in China by Victor Nee( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peasant entrepreneurs in China's second economy : an institutional analysis by Victor Nee( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Nee, Victor.

Nee, Victor G.

Nee, Victor G. 1945-

Víctor Nee American sociologist

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English (177)

German (7)

Spanish (3)

The economic sociology of capitalismOn capitalism