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Divergent Capitalisms: The Social Structuring and Change of Business Systems

Divergent Capitalisms: The Social Structuring and Change of Business Systems (Hardback)

By Whitley, Richard

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The late twentieth century has witnessed the establishment of new forms of capitalism in East Asia as well as new market economies in Eastern Europe. Despite the growth of international investment and capital flows, these distinctive business systems remain different from each ot...her and from those already developed in Europe and the Americas. This continued diversity of capitalism results from, and is reproduced by, significant differences in societal institutions and agencies such as the state, capital and labour markets, and dominant beliefs about trust, loyalty, and authority. This book presents the comparative business systems framework for describing and explaining the major differences in economic organization between market economies in the late twentieth century. This framework identifies the critical variations in coordination and control systems across forms of industrial capitalism, and shows how these are connected to major differences in their institutional contexts. Six major types of business system are identified and linked to different institutional arrangements. Significant differences in post-war East Asian business systems and the ways in which these are changing in the 1990s are analysed within this framework, which is also extended to compare the path-dependent nature of the new capitalisms emerging in Eastern Europe.
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ISBN 9780198293965
Released NZ 1 Jul 1999
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780198293965
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 1 Jul 1999
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Whitley, Richard
Category Macroeconomics
Development Economics
Economic Systems
International Business
Management & Management Techniques
Industry & Industrial Studies
Number of Pages 312
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 242mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 338.7
Weight 585g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Capitalism, Capitalism - Case studies, Business enterprises - Case studies
NBS Text Management & Business: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly