Chief Editor
  • Prof. Christina Nikolova, PhD
Editorial Board
  • Prof. Christina Nikolova, PhD - UNWE
  • Prof. Elka Todorova, DSc. - UNWE
  • Prof. Maya Lambovska, DSc. - UNWE
  • Assoc. Prof. Todor Nedev, PhD - UNWE
  • Assoc. Prof. Dorina Kabakchieva, PhD - UNWE
  • Assoc. Prof. Paskal Zhelev, PhD - UNWE
  • Assoc. Prof. Martin Osikovsky, PhD - UNWE
Scientific Secretary
  • Assoc. Prof. Aleksandar Valkov, PhD - UNWE
  • Assist. Prof. Veselina Lyubomirova, PhD - UNWE
International Editorial Board
  • Damian Stantchev, PhD
    Edinburgh NAPIER University, UK

  • Ivaylo Vassilev, PhD
    University of Southampton,UK

  • Prof. Irina Kuzmina-Merlino, PhD
    Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Riga

  • Milan Zdravkovic
    University of Niš, Serbia

  • Prof. Niculae Mihaita, PhD
    Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania

  • Prof. Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves, PhD
    UNINOVA institute, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

  • Prof. Ing. Jaroslav Belás, PhD
    Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic

  • Prof. John Rijsman, PhD
    Tilburg University

  • Prof. Ing. Zdenek Dvorák, PhD
    University of Zilina, Slovak Republic

  • Prof. Zoran Cekerevac, PhD
    “Union – Nikola Tesla” University in Belgrade, Serbia

Contemporary Economic Sociology: Towards Theoretical Synthesis of Sociological and Economic Knowledge
year 2019

Contemporary Economic Sociology: Towards Theoretical Synthesis of Sociological and Economic Knowledge


The paper examines the complex and contradictory relationships between sociological and economic science in the decades of their coexistence. Emphasis is placed on the heuristic potential of the more intensive interaction of sociological and economic analysis since the 70s of the last century. The article discusses three methodological approaches within which the sociological and economic perspectives intersects - neoinstitutionalism, social network analysis, economic and sociological theories of rational choice. Some key ideas of contemporary economic sociology aimed at seeking a theoretical synthesis between sociological and economic knowledge are also outlined. In conclusion, comments are made on some global trends of modernity, which require the development and upgrading of the theoretical principles of the new economic sociology.

JEL: A12, A14, B52, D71, P27, Z13


social network analysis, new economic sociology, neoinstitutionalism, theories of rational choice
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ISSN (print): 1312-5486
ISSN (online): 2534-8949