Theorizing Competition. An interdisciplinary approach to the genesis of a contested concept
Stephan Puehringer (),
Claudius Graebner () and
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Stephan Puehringer: Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Georg Wolfmayr: Institute for European Ethnology, University of Vienna, Austria
Carina Altreiter: Institute of Sociology and Social Research, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Claudius Graebner: Institute for Socio-Economics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany; Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, https://claudius-graebner.com/
Ana Rogojanu: Institute for European Ethnology, University of Vienna, Austria
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Claudius Gräbner ()
No 117, ICAE Working Papers from Johannes Kepler University, Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy
Competition is at the core of economics, being both a central concept of economic reasoning and a main prerequisite for economic action. Yet, the attempt of a clear definition of competition is challenging as the concept of competition has been used in different historical and disciplinary contexts. This paper provides an analytical and historical comparison between conceptions of competition from economics, sociology and anthropology. Our interdisciplinary review and systematisation show how different conceptions of competition are bound up with different ways to theorize the relation between an â€œeconomic realmâ€ and a â€œsocial realmâ€ . By focusing on the scope and normative implications of these concepts, we aim to develop a better understanding of competitization, i.e. the expansion of competitive modes of regulation and practices.
Keywords: competition; interdisciplinarity; competitization; â€˜economicâ€™ and â€˜socialâ€™ realm (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 26 pages
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