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Ontology and the Current Economic Crisis (2017)
Book Chapter
Fleetwood, S. (2017). Ontology and the Current Economic Crisis. In L. Urs, & M. Dimitri (Eds.), Critical Realism meets kritische Sozialtheorie: Ontologie, Erklärung und Kritik in den Sozialwissenschaften, 167-193. Transcript

There are, meta-theoretically speaking, two main ways to investigate socio-economic phenomena in general and the current economic crisis in particular, each one rooted in its own ontology. The first, which I refer to as `scientistic-oriented economic... Read More about Ontology and the Current Economic Crisis.

Critical essay: Meta-analysis: A critical realist critique and alternative (2016)
Journal Article
alternative. Human Relations, 70(1), 11-39. https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726716674063

Meta-analysis has proved increasingly popular in management and organization studies as a way of combining existing empirical quantitative research to generate a statistical estimate of how strongly variables are associated. Whilst a number of studie... Read More about Critical essay: Meta-analysis: A critical realist critique and alternative.

The critical realist conception of open and closed systems (2016)
Journal Article
Fleetwood, S. (2017). The critical realist conception of open and closed systems. Journal of Economic Methodology, 24(1), 41-68. https://doi.org/10.1080/1350178X.2016.1218532

The critical realist (CR) conception of open and closed (O&C) systems is not about systems: it is about (ir)regularities in the flux of events and states of affairs. It has recently been criticised on the grounds that critical realists (CRs) should t... Read More about The critical realist conception of open and closed systems.

Reflections upon neoclassical labour economics (2016)
Book Chapter
Fleetwood, S. (2016). Reflections upon neoclassical labour economics. In J. Morgan (Ed.), What is Neoclassical Economics? Debating the Origins, Meaning and Significance, 273-311. Routledge

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(Mis)understanding labour markets (2016)
Book Chapter
Fleetwood, S. (2016). (Mis)understanding labour markets. In J. Murray (Ed.), Labor Markets: Analysis, Regulation and Outcomes, 1-85. Nova Science Publishers

Critics of orthodox economics, and in particular orthodox labour economics, often argue that orthodox models of labour markets are unrealistic and false. Most orthodox economists accept this criticism and proceed immediately to three defences: (1) al... Read More about (Mis)understanding labour markets.

Why study HRM? (2015)
Book Chapter
Fleetwood, S. (2015). Why study HRM?. In K. Vaidya (Ed.), Human Resource Management for the Curious: Why Study Human Resource Management?The Curious Academic Publishing

From labour market institutions to an alternative model of labour markets (2014)
Journal Article
Fleetwood, S. (2017). From labour market institutions to an alternative model of labour markets. Forum for Social Economics, 46(1), 78-103. https://doi.org/10.1080/07360932.2014.970567

© 2014 The Association for Social Economics. This post-disciplinary article goes beyond orthodox labour economics and combines insights from the ‘socio-economics of labour markets’ (SELM), and critical realism (CR), to develop a SELMCRperspective, wh... Read More about From labour market institutions to an alternative model of labour markets.

Bhaskar and critical realism (2014)
Book Chapter
Fleetwood, S. (2014). Bhaskar and critical realism. In P. Adler, P. Du Gay, G. Morgan, & M. Reed (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organisation Studies: Contemporary Currents, 182-219. Oxford University Press

Gender inequality in work (2014)
Book Chapter
Fleetwood, S. (2014). Gender inequality in work. In M. Z. G. de Abreu, & S. Fleetwood (Eds.), Women Past and Present: Biographic and Multidisciplinary StudiesCambridge Scholars Publishing

Introduction (2014)
Book Chapter
Fleetwood, S., & Abreu, M. Z. G. D. (2014). Introduction. In M. Z. Abreau, & S. Fleetwood (Eds.), Women Past and Present: Biographic and Multidisciplinary Studies (1-20). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Critical realism and systematic dialectics: A reply to Andy Brown (2014)
Journal Article
Fleetwood, S. (2014). Critical realism and systematic dialectics: A reply to Andy Brown. Work, Employment and Society, 28(1), 124-138. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017013501955

In `Approach With Caution: Critical Realism in Social Research´, Andy Brown sets out a series of criticisms of critical realism from the perspective of systematic dialectics. This current article is one critical realist´s reply to Brown.

Conceptualizing future labour markets (2014)
Journal Article
Fleetwood, S. (2014). Conceptualizing future labour markets. Journal of Critical Realism, 13(3), 233-260. https://doi.org/10.1179/1476743014Z.00000000029

© W. S. Maney & Son Ltd 2014. An enquiry into what future labour markets might look like is, necessarily, an enquiry into what future labour market institutions might look like. Any such enquiry requires a conceptual apparatus (i.e. theory, metathe... Read More about Conceptualizing future labour markets.

Do labour supply and demand curves exist? (2014)
Journal Article
Fleetwood, S. (2014). Do labour supply and demand curves exist?. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 38(5), 1087-1113. https://doi.org/10.1093/cje/beu003

The objective of this paper is to show that circumstantial and empirical evidence for the existence of labour supply and demand curves is at best inconclusive and at worst casts doubt on their existence. Because virtually all orthodox models of labou... Read More about Do labour supply and demand curves exist?.

From political economy to economics and beyond (2012)
Journal Article
Fleetwood, S. (2012). From political economy to economics and beyond. Historical Materialism, 20(3), 61-80. https://doi.org/10.1163/1569206X-12341258

Ben Fine and Dimitris Milonakis have done political economy a great service by drawing attention to the insights lost in the twists, turns and reductions in the transition from political economy to economics. These two volumes constitute a solid foun... Read More about From political economy to economics and beyond.

Laws and tendencies in Marxist political economy (2012)
Journal Article
Fleetwood, S. (2012). Laws and tendencies in Marxist political economy. Capital and Class, 36(2), 235-262. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309816812437921

Whilst terms like 'law of the tendency', 'tendency law' and 'tendential law' appear in Marxist political economy, they are unclear. This paper identifies the main conceptions of laws and tendencies and disambiguates them. Part 1 differentiates betwee... Read More about Laws and tendencies in Marxist political economy.

Sketching a socio-economic model of labour markets (2011)
Journal Article
Fleetwood, S. (2011). Sketching a socio-economic model of labour markets. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 35(1), 15-38. https://doi.org/10.1093/cje/beq006

Using insights from the 'socio-economics of labour markets' and building upon critical realist meta-theory, this paper offers the first sketch of a socio-economic model of labour markets as an alternative to the orthodox model. © The Author 2010. Pub... Read More about Sketching a socio-economic model of labour markets.

Gender inequality in employment: Editors' introduction (2010)
Journal Article
Durbin, S., & Fleetwood, S. (2010). Gender inequality in employment: Editors' introduction. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 29(3), 221-238. https://doi.org/10.1108/02610151011028831

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to reflect upon the relationship between the causes of gender inequality in employment and policies designed to eliminate or ameliorate it. When this is brought into focus, some fundamental shortcomings in polic... Read More about Gender inequality in employment: Editors' introduction.


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