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Dolfsma, Wilfred

Works: 101 works in 322 publications in 2 languages and 5,582 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, dgs, Other, htt, Creator
Classifications: HM548, 306.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wilfred Dolfsma
The Elgar companion to social economics by John Bryan Davis( )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text brings together the leading contributors in the field to elucidate a wide range of recent developments across different subject areas and topics
Institutional economics and the formation of preferences : the advent of pop music by Wilfred Dolfsma( )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study offers both an explanation of the formation of preferences and a significant elaboration of the economic theory of institutional change. It will engage and enlighten scholars and students of the social sciences, especially those with an interest in consumption, institutional economics, cultural studies and sociology."--Jacket
Understanding the dynamics of a knowledge economy( )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El libro proporciona un análisis interesante y profundo de la dinámica de la economía del conocimiento y es muy bien escrito. Francesca Masciarelli, Diario de Gestión y Gobernabilidad La economía del conocimiento es un concepto comúnmente considerado demasiado ambiguo y difícil de alcanzar para mantener alguna importancia en el debate económico actual. Este valioso libro busca desmentir ese mito. La presentación de una importante colección de puntos de vista, de una serie de destacados académicos, este volumen innovadora demuestra visiblemente que el conocimiento y la información son un recurso importante en el impulso de la dinámica de una economía. Se argumenta que para entender la economía del conocimiento se requiere un conjunto diverso de perspectivas y enfoques, que arrojan luz nueva y sorprendente sobre las raíces de la dinámica económica de hoy en día. El uso de materiales, tanto teórica como empírica, esta colección interdisciplinario ofrece una amplia gama de perspectivas micro y macro. Se basa en una variedad de antecedentes científicos, y los usos y desarrolla una serie de diferentes metodologías, algunas de las cuales pueden no estar familiarizados en la economía dominante. Los enfoques adoptados por los historiadores, los economistas, los teóricos de sistemas, gestión de los estudiosos y geógrafos que se analizan en este libro son fundamentales para fomentar una nueva y práctica de avanzar en la lectura de la dinámica de la economía del conocimiento. Al ofrecer estas ideas clave, este importante volumen hace una contribución muy valiosa para el animado debate que rodea a la economía del conocimiento. Una lectura esencial para los economistas, este libro también encontrará una gran aceptación entre los estudiosos de la gestión, los estudios culturales y la geografía
Interdisciplinary economics : Kenneth E. Boulding's engagement in the sciences by Kenneth E Boulding( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenneth Boulding was a prolific writer across so many different fields that not only is he often much referred to and cited, he is considered a core member of many of these fields. Boulding is the quintessential interdisciplinary scholar. He died in 1993, but he has left a legacy in economics, conflict studies, systems theory, ecology, biology, communication studies, and ethics. As an economist proper he has tested and expanded the boundaries of that field without unduly "invading" and undermining the expertise and established knowledge of the other
Ethics and the market : insights from social economics by Betsy Jane Clary( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprising cutting-edge work on the state of social economics today, this text includes strong emphasis on the role of ethics, morality, identity, and society in economic theorising. The contributors place the economic within the social, rather than viewing the economy and society as separate spheres
Institutions, communication and values by Wilfred Dolfsma( )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutions are man-made entities and their workings, as well as the changes they may undergo, is fundamentally imbued in language and communication. In analysing the role of socio-cultural values, this book argues that communication and language is inseparable from both the economy and a meaningful understanding of insitutions
Fighting the war on file sharing by A. H. J Schmidt( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting the War on File Sharing aims at a multi-faceted understanding of why peer-to-peer services currently fail to gain their full potential in our society. The analysis focuses on music-file sharing. Three parts of the book ('The Morality of Regulation by Architecture', 'The Economics of Peer-to-Peer in Music' and 'Intellectual Property Rights for Music File Sharing' investigate the positions and opinions that individual disciplines can offer. As these analyses yield partial solutions, the final part of the book provides an institutional framework and applies it to produce new and crisp results on a tough, otherwise almost comprehensively researched subject. The framework recognizes the influence of outstanding work from law and information technology (Lessig), political anthropology (Douglas, Geertz, Smits), new institutional economics (Coase, North, Greif) and jurisprudence (Fuller, Bobbitt, Tamanaha). Its application allows a glimpse of veritable multidisciplinary co-operation concerning the perplexities of regulating the regularities in our social behaviour
Understanding mergers and acquisitions in the 21st century : a multidisciplinary approach by Killian J McCarthy( )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring mergers and acquisitions (MAs) in the 21st century, the authors systematically introduce, characterize and evaluate these mergers, discussing the methodologies that can be employed to measure them, and considering a number of factors relevant to their performance. They analyze the economic, managerial, legal, and psychological factors. Given that up to US$10 billion a day is spent on mergers and acquisitions, and that approximately 70% of these fail, while the practice spreads internationally, this study into their performance and the impacting factors of M & As is much overdue
Knowledge economies : organization, location and innovation by Wilfred Dolfsma( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multinationals and emerging economies : the quest for innovation and sustainability by Wilfred Dolfsma( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global economy is changing rapidly and multinational corporations (MNCs) are at the forefront of this transformation. This book provides novel and profound analyses of how MNCs and emerging economies are related, and how this relationship affects the dynamics of the global economy. In particular, the authors deal with the nexus between multinationals, emerging economies and innovation from a variety of different perspectives. Innovation is regarded as a core driving force in the global economy but the authors show how it can impede as well as encourage sustainability. The book brings together insights from business studies and economics, and combines concise theoretical discussion with empirical analyses of unique data
Government failure : society, markets and rules by Wilfred Dolfsma( Book )

18 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This highly unique book takes a fundamental look at when and how a government can fail at its core responsibility of formulating rules. Government, representing society, relates to the economy by formulating the rules within which (market) players should operate. Although market and business failure are much discussed in the economics literature, government failure is often overlooked. This book addresses this gap, exploring in detail what constitutes government failure. Wilfred Dolfsma illustrates that it is not adequate to discuss government failure simply with reference to its level of expenditure, as is usually the case. Defining government failure and analysing it in the domains of health care, innovation and technology, he explores topics such as how market and society relate, consequences of conflicts between government policies, how government should (not) intervene, the vulnerability of institutions and rules (set out by government), and suggests a welfare perspective for evaluative purposes. This stimulating and thought provoking book will prove a fascinating read for academics, researchers and advanced students in economics - particularly public choice and institutional economics - public administration, policy studies, and law and economics
Globalization, social capital and inequality : contested concepts, contested experiences( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innovation networks : managing the networked organization by Rick Aalbers( )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organizations are complex social systems that are not easy to understand, yet they must be managed if a company is to succeed. This book explains networks and how managers and organizations can navigate them to produce successful strategic innovation outcomes
The nature of the new firm : beyond the boundaries of organizations and institutions by Killian J McCarthy( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Nature of the New Firm presents a number of studies on the blurring of boundaries within and between organizations and institutions. Globalization has created new ways of doing business, new institutions to oversee them, and has introduced a spectrum of new protagonists to the international arena. Scholars and practitioners have been challenged by the evolving environment to find new ways to interact and, in the process, many of the traditional boundaries that have existed within and between organizations and institutions have become increasingly blurred. This unique compendium sheds light on these and other topics on the question of change, both within and between organizations and institutions. The contributors have expertly combined the insights of some of the biggest names in the fields of economics, business and strategic management, both present and future - and in doing so offer scholars a tailor-made, up-to-date study on the topic of economic change. This book will prove to be a compelling read for students, scholars and policymakers of international business, industrial organization and strategy."--Publisher's website
History, methodology and identity for a 21st century social economics by D. Wade Hands( )

4 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book seeks to advance social economic analysis, economic methodology, and the history of economic thought in the context of twenty-first-century scholarship and socio-economic concerns. Bringing together carefully selected chapters by leading scholars it examines the central contributions that John Davis has made to various areas of scholarship. In recent decades, criticisms of mainstream economics have rekindled interest in a number of areas of scholarly inquiry that were frequently ignored by mainstream economic theory and practice during the second half of the twentieth century, including social economics, economic methodology and history of economic thought. This book contributes to a growing literature on the revival of these areas of scholarship and highlights the pivotal role that John Davis's work has played in the ongoing revival. Together, the international panel of contributors show how Davis's insights in complexity theory, identity, and stratification are key to understanding a reconfigured economic methodology. They also reveal that Davis's willingness to draw from multiple academic disciplines gives us a platform for interrogating mainstream economics and provides the basis for a humane yet scientific alternative. This unique volume will be essential reading for advanced students and researchers across social economics, history of economic thought, economic methodology, political economy and philosophy of social science
The ethical formation of economists by Wilfred Dolfsma( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economists' role in society has always been an uneasy one, and in recent years the ethicality of the profession and its practitioners has been questioned more than ever. This collection of essays is the first to investigate the multifaceted nature of what forms economists' ethical and economic views. Bringing together work from international contributors, The Ethical Formation of Economists explores the ways in which economists are influenced in their training and career, examining how this can explain their individual ethical stances as economists. The book suggests that if we can better understand what is making economists think and act as they do, considering ethicality in the process, we might all be better placed to implement changes. The intent is not to exonerate economists from personal responsibility, but to highlight how considering the circumstances that have helped shape economists' views can help to address issues. It is argued that it is important to understand these influences, as without such insights, the demonization of economists is too easily adapted as a stance by society as well as too easily dismissed by economists. This book will be of great interest to those studying and researching in the fields of economics, ethics, philosophy and sociology. It also seeks to bring an ethical debate within and about economics and to cause change in the practical reasoning of economists
Consuming symbolic goods : identity and commitment, values and economics by Wilfred Dolfsma( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The phenomenon of consumption has increasingly drawn attention from economists. While the 'sole purpose of production is consumption', as Adam Smith has claimed, economists have up to recently generally ignored the topic. This book brings together a range of different perspectives on the topic of consumption that will finally shed the necessary light on a largely neglected theme, such as Why is the consumption of symbolic goods different than that of goods that are not constitutive of individuals' identity? How does the consumption of symbolic goods affect social processes and economic phenomena? Will taking consumption (of symbolic goods) seriously impact economics itself? The book discusses these issues theoretically, and, through analyses of such cases as food, religion, fashion, empirically as well. It also discusses the possible role in the future of consumption. This book was previously published as a special issue of "Review of Social Economy"
Valuing pop music : institutions, values and economics by Wilfred Dolfsma( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author tries to explain why people started consuming pop music and why it was suddenly valued so highly. To answer this, he looks at how consumption and production have mutually influenced each other. The study contributes to what may be called a social value theory in economics. It is argued that the value people have for a specific consumption good such as pop music emanates from an institutional setting. In addition to a theoretical contribution, this study presents additional information about the advent of pop music in the Netherlands
Media & economie : markten in beweging en een overheid die stuurt zonder kompas( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Undetermined and Dutch and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays over economie en media, markt, concentratie en pluriformiteit, elektronische media, de kerntaken van de publieke omroep, de verdeling van commerciële radiofrequenties, de markt voor tijdschriften en kranten, economische journalistiek en economen en het maatschappelijk debat
Knowledge Economies : Innovation, Organization and Location by Wilfred Dolfsma( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book makes a strong and coherent contribution to the discussion of the knowledge economy and innovation, offering a range of theoretical insights from different disciplinary perspectives
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Ethics and the market : insights from social economics
Institutional economics and the formation of preferences : the advent of pop musicUnderstanding the dynamics of a knowledge economyEthics and the market : insights from social economicsInstitutions, communication and valuesFighting the war on file sharingKnowledge economies : organization, location and innovationMultinationals and emerging economies : the quest for innovation and sustainabilityGlobalization, social capital and inequality : contested concepts, contested experiences
Alternative Names
Dolfsma, W. 1970-

Dolfsma, W.A. 1970-

Dolfsma, Wilfred Alfred 1970-

Dolfsma, Wilfred Ökonom, Philosoph 1970-

Dolfsma, Willem Alfred

Dolfsma Willem Alfred 1970-....

Dolfsma, Willem Alfred Ökonom, Philosoph 1970-

Wilfred Dolfsma economist (Loughborough University)

Wilfred Dolfsma econoom

Wilfred Dolfsma Wirtschaftswissenschaftler (Tätig am Internat. Inst. of Infonomics, Heerlen, The Netherlands / Tätig an der Delft Univ. of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands / Tätig an der Erasmus Univ., Rotterdam, The Netherlands / Tätig an der Maastricht Univ....)

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