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Interview Series

Interview Series

CSES Interview Series: Gerald Davis

The Economy & Society Interview Series is a casual yet intellectually engaging conversation with leading scholars throughout the social sciences. The interview series is produced by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society (CSES) at Cornell University. In this interview, Gerald F. Davis–the Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management at the Ross School of Business and Professor of Sociology, The University of Michigan–discusses his educational background, research trajectory, recent book and empirical findings, insights into sociology and economics, and future trends in research.

Oxford University Press:
Managed by the Markets: How Finance Re-Shaped America

Biography:
Gerald (Jerry) F. Davis

“Actors do not behave or decide as atoms outside a social context ... Their attempts at purposive action are instead embedded in concrete, ongoing systems of social relations.”— Mark Granovetter