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Solidarity in Strategy: Making Business Meaningful in American Trade Associations

Lyn Spillman


Popular conceptions hold that capitalism is driven almost entirely by the pursuit of profit and self-interest. Challenging that assumption, this study of American business associations shows how market and non-market relations are actually profoundly entwined at the heart of capitalism. This book draws on documentary archives and a comprehensive data set of more than four thousand trade associations from diverse and obscure corners of commercial life to reveal a busy and often surprising arena of American economic activity. From the Intelligent Transportation Society to the American Gem Trade ... More

Keywords: capitalism, profit, self-interest, business associations, collective interests, business, economic life, cultural context

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780226769561
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226769554.001.0001


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Lyn Spillman, author

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