The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis

Paperback Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management

Edited by Glenn Morgan, Edited by John Campbell, Edited by Colin Crouch, Edited by Ove Kaj Pedersen, Edited by Richard Whitley

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 728 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 244mm x 34mm | 1,220g
  • Publication date: 13 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199693773
  • ISBN 13: 9780199693771
  • Sales rank: 565,077

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It is increasingly accepted that 'institutions matter' for economic organization and outcomes. The last decade has seen significant expansion in research examining how institutional contexts affect the nature and behaviour of firms, the operation of markets, and economic outcomes. Yet 'institutions' conceal a multitude of issues and perspectives. Much of this research has been comparative, and followed different models such as 'varieties of capitalism', 'national business systems', and 'social systems of production'. This Handbook explores these issues, perspectives, and models, with the leading scholars in the area contributing chapters to provide a central reference point for academics, scholars, and students.

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Richard Whitley is professor at the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.

Table of contents

Introduction ; PART I: THEORIES AND METHODS IN COMPARATIVE INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS ; 1. Institutional Perspectives - Working towards Coherence or Irreconcilable Diversity? ; 2. Beyond Comparative Statics: Historical Institutional Approaches to Stability and Change In the Political Economy of Labor ; 3. Actors and Institutions ; 4. Institutional Reproduction and Change ; 5. Complementarity ; 6. Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Social Science Data ; PART II: INSTITUTIONS, STATES, AND MARKETS ; 7. The State in the Economy: Neoliberal or Neoactivist? ; 8. Money and Markets ; 9. Transnational Institutions and International Regimes ; 10. Law as a Governing Institution ; 11. Institutional Change in Financial Systems ; 12. The Comparative Institutional Analysis of Innovation: From Industrial Policy to the Knowledge Economy ; 13. Changing Competition Models in Market Economies: The Effects of Internationalization, Technological Innovations, and Academic Expansion on the Conditions Supporting Dominant Economic Logics ; 14. Institutions, Wealth, and Inequality ; PART III: THE ORGANIZATION OF ECONOMIC ACTORS ; 15. Corporate Governance ; 16. The Institutional Construction of Firms ; 17. Institutionalizing the Employment Relationship ; 18. Inter-Firm Relations in Global Manufacturing: Disintegrated Production and Its Globalization ; PART IV: CHALLENGES FOR COMPARATIVE INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS ; 19. Institutional transformation in European Post-Communist Regimes ; 20. State Failure ; 21. Financial Capitalism Resurgent: Comparative Institutionalism and the Challenges of Financialization ; 22. Institutional Competitiveness: How Nations Came to Compete ; 23. Institutions in History: Bringing Capitalism Back In