Economic Sociology and Organizations

Ya-Wen Lei

The Contentious Public Sphere: Law, Media, and Authoritarian Rule in China

January 5, 2017

Conventional wisdom imagines political life in authoritarian contexts to be bleak and suffocating, and popular understandings of China are no exception. Nonetheless, since the mid-2000s, a nationwide contentious public sphere has developed in China—providing an unprecedented forum for Chinese citizens to influence the public agenda and demand government accountability.

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2016 Dec 08
2016 Sep 29

Tristan Botelho: From Audience to Evaluator: The Effect of Social Influence, Status, and Expertise in Evaluation Processes

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Tata Hall-Room 120, Harvard Business School

Work, Organizations, and Markets Workshop presentation by Tristan Botelho, Economic Sociology, MIT.

A primary goal of evaluation processes is to triangulate on the expected quality of a given candidate, good, or service (offering). Although anecdotal evidence suggests that evaluators are a small proportion of the larger audience who could have selected to rate an offering, the ratings that these evaluators produce significantly impact...

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2016 Nov 02

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