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Chess worlds, Competitive entrepreneurs

Chess players: Laurie Taylor takes a look inside the committed world of chess communities. Also, the competitive culture of the self-made men.

Chess players: Laurie Taylor talks to Gary Fine, Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University, and author of a study into the complex, committed and conflict ridden worlds of chess communities, both amateur and professional. They're joined by John Saunders, chess player and writer. Also, the competitive culture of the self-made man. Simon Down, Professor of Management at Anglia Ruskin University, discusses his study of businessmen whose talk of luxury cars and loads of cash represented a bid to gain a higher position in the hierarchy of their group.

Producer: Charlie Taylor.

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28 minutes

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Mon 21 Dec 2015 00:15


Simon Down at Anglia Ruskin University  

Andreas Giazitzoglu at Newcastle University Business School

Gary Alan Fine at Northwestern University, USA

John Saunders, Associate Editor of Chess Magazine and chess blogger


Gary Alan Fine, Players and Pawns, (University of Chicago Press, 2015)


  • Wed 16 Dec 2015 16:00
  • Mon 21 Dec 2015 00:15

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