Conventions in economic life

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Professor, University of Paris X - Nanterre

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Professor, University of Paris X - Nanterre ; Scientific advisor, Centre d'Études de l'Emploi

Seminar Business life | Friday November 8, 1996

The school for the economy of conventions arose from the collaboration of research workers from various backgrounds who were determined to be receptive to a multidisciplinary approach in which not only sociology, law and management, but also philosophy could be included. They queried a number of ideas accepted by orthodox economic theory, especially the rationality and interactions in the system. This school replaces optimisation and balance by controversy and judgment.

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