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Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage

Опубликовано на портале: 08-10-2007
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001
What are the most important differences among national economies? Is globalization forcing nations to converge on an Anglo-American model? What explains national differences in social and economic policy? This pathbreaking work outlines a new approach to these questions. It highlights the role of business in national economies and shows that there is more than one path to economic success.


What are the most important differences among national economies? Is globalization forcing nations to converge on an Anglo-American model? What explains national differences in social and economic policy? This pathbreaking work outlines a new approach to these questions. It highlights the role of business in national economies and shows that there is more than one path to economic success. The book sets a new intellectual agenda for everyone interested in relations between politics, economics, and business.
Readership: Scholars and graduate students in the fields of political science, strategic management, international business, political economy, European politics/EU, comparative law, and comparative sociology; MBA students
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1. Peter A. Hall and David Soskice: An Introduction to Varieties of Capitalism

Part I: General Themes and Diverse Applications
2. Kathleen Thelen: Varieties of Labor Politics in the Developed Democracies
3. Robert J. Franzese, Jr.: Institutional and Sectoral Interactions in Monetary Policy and Wage-Price Bargaining
4. Margarita Estevez-Abe, Torben Iversen, and David Soskice: Social Protection and the Formation of Skills: A Reinterpretation of the Welfare State
5. Isabela Mares: Firms and the Welfare State: When, Why, and How Does Social Policy Matter to Employers?
6. Orfeo Fioretos: The Domestic Sources of Multilateral Preferences: Varieties of Capitalism in the European Community

Part II: Case-Studies in Public Policy, Continuity, and Change
7. Stewart Wood: Business, Government, and Labour Market Policy in Britain and Germany
8. Pepper D. Culpepper: Employers, Public Policy, and the Politics of Decentralized Cooperation in Germany and France
9. Bob Hancke: Revisiting the French Model: Coordination and Restructuring in French Industry

Part III: Corporate Governance, Firm Strategy, and the Law
10. Sigurt Vitols: Varieties of Corporate Governance: Comparing Germany and the UK
11. Mark Lehrer: Macro-Varieties of Capitalism and Micro-Varieties of Strategic Management in European Airlines
12. Steven Casper: The Legal Framework for Corporate Governance: The Influence of Contract Law on Company Strategies in Germany and the United States
13. Gunther Teubner: Legal Irritants: How Unifying Law Ends Up in New Divergences
14. Jay Tate: National Varieties of Standardization

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