The Resource Flavor of the month : why smart people fall for fads, Joel Best, (electronic resource)

Flavor of the month : why smart people fall for fads, Joel Best, (electronic resource)

Label
Flavor of the month : why smart people fall for fads
Title
Flavor of the month
Title remainder
why smart people fall for fads
Statement of responsibility
Joel Best
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
While fads such as hula hoops or streaking are usually dismissed as silly enthusiasms, trends in institutions such as education, business, medicine, science, and criminal justice are often taken seriously, even though their popularity and usefulness is sometimes short-lived. Institutional fads such as open classrooms, quality circles, and multiple personality disorder are constantly making the rounds, promising astonishing new developments-novel ways of teaching reading or arithmetic, better methods of managing businesses, or improved treatments for disease. Some of these trends prove to be la
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Best, Joel
Dewey number
  • 303.388
  • 306
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HM826
LC item number
B47 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social institutions
  • Fads
  • Diffusion of innovations
Label
Flavor of the month : why smart people fall for fads, Joel Best, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 The Illusion of Diffusion; 2 Why We Embrace Novelties: Conditions That Foster Institutional Fads; 3 The Fad Cycle: Emerging; 4 The Fad Cycle: Surging; 5 The Fad Cycle: Purging; 6 Fad Dynamics; 7 Becoming Fad-Proof; Notes; References; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (214 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612358913
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000246832
  • (EBL)254881
  • (OCoLC)475969737
  • (SSID)ssj0000155931
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11158477
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000155931
  • (PQKBWorkID)10114975
  • (PQKB)10613694
  • (StDuBDS)EDZ0000056043
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC254881
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000246832
Label
Flavor of the month : why smart people fall for fads, Joel Best, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 The Illusion of Diffusion; 2 Why We Embrace Novelties: Conditions That Foster Institutional Fads; 3 The Fad Cycle: Emerging; 4 The Fad Cycle: Surging; 5 The Fad Cycle: Purging; 6 Fad Dynamics; 7 Becoming Fad-Proof; Notes; References; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (214 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612358913
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000246832
  • (EBL)254881
  • (OCoLC)475969737
  • (SSID)ssj0000155931
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11158477
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000155931
  • (PQKBWorkID)10114975
  • (PQKB)10613694
  • (StDuBDS)EDZ0000056043
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC254881
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000246832

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