By Nicholas Phillipson

Adam Smith (1723–90) is well known worldwide because the writer of The Wealth of countries and the founding father of sleek economics. some of his ideas--that of the “invisible hand” of the industry and that “It isn't really from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we predict our dinner, yet from their regard to their very own interest” became iconic. but Smith observed himself basically as a thinker instead of an economist and might by no means have envisioned that the information for which he's now most sensible recognized have been his most vital. This booklet exhibits the level to which The Wealth of countries and Smith’s different nice paintings, the speculation of ethical Sentiments, have been a part of a bigger scheme to set up a grand “Science of Man,” the most formidable tasks of the ecu Enlightenment, which used to be to surround legislation, heritage, and aesthetics in addition to economics and ethics, and which was once merely part whole on Smith’s loss of life in 1790.

Nick Phillipson reconstructs Smith’s highbrow ancestry and indicates what Smith took from, and what he gave to, within the swiftly altering highbrow and advertisement cultures of Glasgow and Edinburgh as they entered the good years of the Scottish Enlightenment. especially he explains how a long way Smith’s principles constructed in discussion with these of his closest good friend, the opposite titan of the age, David Hume. (20101018)

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Qxd 30/09/2004 12:58 Page 34 Knowing Capitalism work has underlined the need to generate trust or (as Polanyi often called it) confidence, since ‘the overwhelming proportion of our factual beliefs continue … to be held at second hand through trusting others’ (1958, p. 208). Third, the business organization must therefore be framed as a flexible entity, always in action, ‘on the move, if only stumbling or blundering along’ (Boden, 1994, p. 192), but stumbling or blundering along in ways which will allow it to survive and prosper, most particularly through mobilizing a culture which will produce traditions of learning (collective memories which will act both to keep the organization constantly alert and as a reservoir of innovation: Lundvall, 1992) and extensive intrafirm and interfirm social networks (which will act both as conduits of knowledge and as a means of generating trust).

Qxd 30/09/2004 12:58 Page 38 Knowing Capitalism management knowledge is not just diffused via books (and increasingly tapes and videos). Journals like Fortune, Business Week, the Harvard Business Review and others also dispense such knowledge, as do myriad trade journals. Most broadsheet newspapers also have management knowledge pages: for example, the Financial Times, which can claim to be a global business newspaper, started a ‘Management Brief’ page in 1994 and also produced a major 26-part series on the current state of management knowledge in 1996 (see Crainer, 1995).

How many seminars, and of what type, do they attend? What do they get out of them? What do they read and what sense do they make of their readings? How is the knowledge they gain from seminars and readings inscribed in management practices? It is fair to say that we know remarkably little about this aspect of the capitalist circuit of cultural capital: there are only very small amounts of audience research (but see Engwall, 1992). Instead, we have to infer the character and motivations of audiences from general trends, and the few studies there are.

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