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Can Baboons Save Wall Street? Response to Comments on Taking the Floor

Beunza, D. ORCID: 0000-0003-0164-7095 (2022). Can Baboons Save Wall Street? Response to Comments on Taking the Floor. Sociologica, 16(1), pp. 89-94. doi: 10.6092/issn.1971-8853/14773


My response to the Comments on Taking the Floor underscores the book’s call for a balanced consideration of the social and material in the study of markets, as well as for an organizational — and not simply material, or structural — engagement with them. This form of “baboon sociology” sheds light on how market participants deal with devices that prove unfair, destabilizing, or simply inadequate to the market, and is particularly useful at a time when the dark side of information technology has become readily apparent.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright (c) 2022 Daniel Beunza. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Publisher Keywords: Management; baboon sociology; actor-network theory; materiality; finance.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Bayes Business School > Management
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