Economic Action and Rational Organisation in the Sociology of Weber

  • Bryn Jones


The influence of the work of Max Weber upon sociological theories dealing with economic phenomena should be appreciated by anyone with a general knowledge of the various branches of sociology. Starting with Talcott Parsons’ attempt to integrate aspects of economic and social theory in his Structure of Social Action,1 various judgements and applications of Weber’s sociological interpretation of the economy can be traced in theories of development, modernisation, social stratification and industry.


Economic Action Marginal Utility Sociological Theory Capital Accounting Rational Organisation 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1977

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