Chapter 10. Weber's Last Theory of Capitalism

  1. Nicole Woolsey Biggart
  1. Randall Collins

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755679.ch10

Readings in Economic Sociology

Readings in Economic Sociology

How to Cite

Collins, R. (2002) Weber's Last Theory of Capitalism, in Readings in Economic Sociology (ed N. W. Biggart), Blackwell Publishers Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470755679.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631228615

Online ISBN: 9780470755679



  • capitalism;
  • general economic history;
  • rationalized capitalism;
  • industrial society;
  • technological innovation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Components of Rationalized Capitalism

  • The Causal Chain

  • Weber's General Theory of History

  • An Assessment: Weber's Confrontation with Marxism

  • Conclusion