On November 26, Thomas Piketty, a famous French economist, delivered a lecture at HSE and presented the Russian edition of his best-selling book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. The event was organized by HSE Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology and Moscow Centre for Franco-Russian Research (Centre d’études franco-russe de Moscou - CEFR) with the support of French Embassy in Russia and French Institute (Institut Français).
The 76th issue of Journal of Economic Sociology (vol. 16, no 4, 2015) has been published. In this issue you can find:
- interview with Dr. Prof. Katharina Bluhm. Economic Actors and Liberal Dependent Capitalism;
- new text of Ivan Zabaev, The Economic Ethics of Contemporary Russian Orthodox Christianity: A Weberian Perspective;
- new Russian-language translation of the first chapter of Dani Rodrik’s book Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science;
- new paper of Alexander Kondakov, The Uncomfortable Law: Why the Civil Code of Russia is a Constraint for International Business;
- and other texts.
Journal of Economic Sociology’s website: http://ecsoc.hse.ru/en/
Corporate Social Responsibility Brings Benefits to Business. Research by Olga Kuzina and Marina Chernyshova
International companies engage in social responsibility in order to to improve their reputation, be more competitive, and to gain political benefits and some degree of control over society. In Russia, however, businesses convert social investment into informal privileges granted to them by government, according to a paper by Olga Kuzina, LSES Senior Researcher, Professor of the HSE Department of Economic Sociology, and Marina Chernysheva, postgraduate student at the same department. In details....
Supplements (in English)
Conversation with Mark Mizruchi:“There is Very Little Organizational Theory Left in Sociology Departments”(interviewed by Igor Chirikov)P. 110–118
Jagdish N. Sheth, Atul Parvatiyar, Mona Sinha. he Conceptual Foundations of Relationship Marketing: Review and Synthesis
Vadim Radaev. Bringing Marketing Back to Markets Book review: Araujo L., Finch J., Kjellberg H. (eds) (2010) Reconnecting Marketing to Markets, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Does a New Alcohol Policy Effect Homemade Alcohol Consumption in Russia? New Article by Prof. Vadim Radaev.
The paper describes a new alcohol policy in Russia and effects of price increase on recorded alcohol and alcohol availability on the consumption of recorded and unrecorded alcohol, with specific reference to homemade alcohol, and to investigate other factors affecting homemade alcohol consumption and purchasing.
New article by Vadim Radaev " The Re-emergence of Sociology in Russia ", in: Routledge Handbook of European Sociology . L., NY : Routledge, 2014. P. 426-440.
The Routledge Handbook of European Sociology explores the main aspects of the work and scholarship of European sociologists during the last sixty years (1950-2010), a period that has shaped the methods and identity of the sociological craft. European social theory has produced a vast constellation of theoretical landscapes with a far reaching impact. At the same time there has been diversity and fragmentation, the influence of American sociology, and the effect of social practice and transformations. The guiding question is: does European Sociology really exist today, and if the answer is positive, what does this really mean? Divided into four parts, the Handbook investigates: intellectual and institutional settings regional variations thematic variations European concerns. The Handbook will provides a set of state-of-the-art accounts that break new ground, each contribution teasing out the distinctively European features of the sociological theme it explores. It will be of interest to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities.
Russian light industry is slowly dying, and the only way for it to survive is to become integrated into the global supply chain. Support measures, other than keeping businesses afloat for a while, are not likely to make a difference, states the report 'Is it Possible to Save Russia's Light Industry?', presented by Vadim Radaev, the HSE's First Vice Rector and Head of the Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology. In details...
Students who choose to pursue a master's or postgraduate degree are at a distinct advantage over those who stop after receiving a bachelor's degree, and can expect higher starting salaries and a wider career choice. Some students, particularly those studying the humanities, medicine, and natural sciences, are more likely to pursue further studies beyond the undergraduate programme, observes Yana Roschina, senior research fellow at the HSE's Laboratory of Economics and Social Research, in her report 'Factors Influencing Russian Students' Educational and Employment Plans'. In details....