Richard Swedberg

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Richard Swedberg is a Swedish
Sweden
Sweden , officially the Kingdom of Sweden , is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Sweden borders with Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund....

 sociologist at Cornell University
Cornell University
Cornell University is an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York, United States. It is a private land-grant university, receiving annual funding from the State of New York for certain educational missions...

. Swedberg has been a contributor to developing a sociological approach to the analysis of the economy.

This "new economic sociology" draws on Network sociology and the sociology of organizations—as well as on Max Weber. He has written on the works of Weber
Max Weber
Karl Emil Maximilian "Max" Weber was a German sociologist and political economist who profoundly influenced social theory, social research, and the discipline of sociology itself...

 and Schumpeter in particular. His edited work includes (with Neil Smelser
Neil Smelser
Neil Joseph Smelser is an emeritus professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He was an active researcher from 1958 to 1994. His research has been on collective behavior....

) Handbook of Economic Sociology (1994, 2005) and on Capitalism (with Victor Nee
Victor Nee
Victor Nee is the Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Economy and Society at Cornell University. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at Harvard University in 1977...

). He is considered an expert on Max Weber and Schumpeter