Paul-Brian McInerney

Paul-Brian McInerney is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and the director of the Center on Organizational Dynamics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He graduated in 2006 with a PhD in Sociology from Columbia University. His interests include economic and organizational sociology, social movements, and social studies of technology. McInerney’s research addresses how contention among different groups of people, for example, activists and business managers, shapes markets. He studies the situated practices by which people reconcile and combine various ideas about worth across social domains, particularly in markets and social movements. He has published articles and book chapters about the politics of open source software, institutional entrepreneurship, social enterprise, and social movement mobilization. His book, From Social Movement to Moral Market: How the Circuit Riders Sparked an IT Revolution and Created a Technology Market was recently published by Stanford University Press.

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