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Questioning the legitimacy of business ideology: revisiting Veblen’s theory of modern technology and engineers

Öncü, Ahmet (2006) Questioning the legitimacy of business ideology: revisiting Veblen’s theory of modern technology and engineers. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Each major work of Veblen is a theoretical step taken further towards the solution of the problem already posed in The Theory of the Leisure Class: the continuity of the habit of invidious comparison that renders humans self-centric agents. Veblen, by juxtaposing “technology experts” to the pecuniary class, sought to illustrate the likelihood of an institutional negation of invidious comparison, which may nullify the dominance of business in modern society and its reckless and futile end of accumulation of personal wealth.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
ID Code:46
Deposited By:Ahmet Öncü
Deposited On:19 Feb 2007 02:00
Last Modified:28 Aug 2007 16:48

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