Embeddedness

Embeddedness refers to the degree to which economic activity is constrained by non-economic institutions. The term was created by economic historian Karl Polanyi as part of his Substantivist approach. Polanyi argued that in non-market societies there are no pure economic institutions to which formal economic models can be applied. In these cases e...
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Embeddedness

The degree to which dirt is mixed in with spawning gravel.
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