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    Financial Edgework and the Persistence of Rogue Traders.Mark N. Wexler - 2010 - Business and Society Review 115 (1):1-25.
    ABSTRACTThis work explores financial edgework by professional speculative traders as an explanation for the persistence of rogue trading in financial markets. The article joins in the scholarly application of “edgework,” the social psychological study of voluntary risk, to speculative trading. The discussion focuses on the origins and persistence of that subset of behavior wherein the trader knowingly creates the condition in which he or she endangers the brokerage house that employs them and even, at times, threatens the public's perception of (...)
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    Conjectures on the Dynamics of Secrecy and the Secrets Business.Mark N. Wexler - 1987 - Journal of Business Ethics 6 (6):469 - 480.
    This paper provides an analysis of the dynamics of secrecy and the secrets business. Secrets are defined as bits of information that, for one reason or another, are kept hidden or controlled so as to elude attention, observation or comprehension. Three conceptual lenses — the micro-analytic focusing on self-deception, the social-psychological focusing on self-disclosure, and the macro-analytic focusing on public secrets — are probed. Secrecy at each of the three levels is revealed to be a janusfaced issue providing undeniable benefits (...)
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  3. George F. Will, Statecraft as Soulcraft: What Government Does Reviewed By.Mark N. Wexler - 1986 - Philosophy in Review 6 (6):319-320.
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    Rachel Carson's Toxic Discourse: Conjectures on Counterpublics, Stakeholders and the “Occupy Movement”.Mark N. Wexler - 2013 - Business and Society Review 118 (2):171-192.
    This article draws attention to the origins, forms, and implications of “toxic discourse” as a genre central to the understanding of the public sphere in business in society. Rachel Carson's Silent Spring is used as a pivotal cultural document establishing “toxic discourse” as an ongoing form of moral narrative rooted in the rationality of counterpublics. Toxic discourse is framed within a center/periphery model in which toxic discourse gains salience in periods of economic dislocation and uncertainty. In these periods, toxic discourse (...)
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    Which Fox in What Henhouse and When? Conjectures on Regulatory Capture.Mark N. Wexler - 2011 - Business and Society Review 116 (3):277-302.
    ABSTRACTThis article takes an interdisciplinary lens to the treatment of regulatory capture . RC ensues when government bureaucrats, regulators, and public sector agencies receive adverse publicity for ceasing to serve the wider collective public interest. The work is divided into four sections. The first takes the point of view of each of the participants in the capture situation and provides an overview of the three variations on the RC story. Each subsequent section focuses on a version of the story. RC (...)
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    Successful Resume Fraud: Conjectures on the Origins of Amorality in the Workplace.Mark N. Wexler - 2006 - Journal of Human Values 12 (2):137-152.
    This article investigates the social accounts employed by 11 highly paid professionals and managers for neutralizing the moral stigma of losing their job due to resume fraud. This ethnographic study, based on 66 hours of interviews, explores the retrospective sense making used by resume fraudsters to justify, personally pardon and excuse behaviour seen as morally problematic by others. In this study the resume fraudsters sampled were selected because they all found high-paying jobs after their public humiliation, and each one morally (...)
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