Business Leaders and New Varieties of Capitalism in Post-Communist Europe [NOOK Book]

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Business leaders have a huge influence on society, as their thinking and acting shapes the way the economy is run. This book portrays economic elites in a range of Central and Eastern European countries. It outlines the social origin of elites, their career paths, who exerts the greatest influence over them, which networks are important for them, and how they influence society.

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Business Leaders and New Varieties of Capitalism in Post-Communist Europe

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Overview

Business leaders have a huge influence on society, as their thinking and acting shapes the way the economy is run. This book portrays economic elites in a range of Central and Eastern European countries. It outlines the social origin of elites, their career paths, who exerts the greatest influence over them, which networks are important for them, and how they influence society.

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Meet the Author

Katharina Bluhm is a Professor of Sociology at the Free University Berlin, Germany

Bernd Martens is a Senior Researcher in the Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany

Vera Trappman is a Junior Professor of Macro Sociology at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Business Leaders and the New Varieties of Capitalism in Post-Communist Europe Katharina Bluhm, Bernd Martens and Vera Trappmann 2. Institutional Transformation and Business Leaders of the New Foreign-Led Capitalism in Poland Krzysztof Jasiecki 3. The ‘Small Transformation’ in Hungary: Institutional Changes and Economic Actors György Lengyel and Dénes Bank 4. The Long Shadow of the ‘German Model’: Business Leaders in Social and Institutional Change Katharina Bluhm, Bernd Martens and Vera Trappmann 5. From ‘Deputy Revolution’ to Markets for Executives? Social Origin, Careers and Generational Change of Business Leaders Twenty Years after Regime Change Katharina Bluhm and Bernd Martens 6. Contractual Trust: The Long Shadow of the Shadow Economy Béla Janky and György Lengyel 7. Varying Concepts of Corporate Social Responsibility: Beliefs and Practices in Central Europe Katharina Bluhm and Vera Trappmann 8. Institutions or Attitudes? The Role of Formal Worker-Representation in Labour Relations Vera Trappman, Krzysztof Jasiecki and Dariusz Przybysz 9.Income and Influence: Hungarian, Polish and German Business Leaders Compared György Lengyel, Nikolett Geszler and Zita Ördög

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