CFP: ‘From Fintech to Insurtech in China and the US’

From Fintech to Insurtech in China and the US: Consumer-facing financial innovation and economic change. University of California Irvine, 28-29 September 2018. Professors Bill Maurer and Xian Xu are organizing a conference later this year as part of the 2018 California-Shanghai Innovation Dialogues. The deadline for  abstracts is 6 July. More information is available …

PhD scholarship in ‘Economic Rationalities’

PhD scholarship in ‘Economic rationalities’. Copenhagen Business School, September 2018 onwards. The Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP) at Copenhagen Business School is inviting applications for a PhD scholarship within the fields of historical and/or economic sociology, with a special focus on the productive tensions between religious imaginaries and …

New book: ‘The Venture Capital State’

The Venture Capital State: The Silicon Valley Model in East Asia. Robyn Klingler-Vidra, Cornell University Press 2018. Silicon Valley has become shorthand for a globally acclaimed way to unleash the creative potential of venture capital, supporting innovation and creating jobs. In The Venture Capital State, Robyn Klingler-Vidra traces how and why …