Divergent Capitalisms: The Social Structuring and Change of Business Systems

Divergent Capitalisms: The Social Structuring and Change of Business Systems

by Richard Whitley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198293968

ISBN-13: 9780198293965

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198293965
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1610L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Abbreviations
1Varieties of Capitalism3
2The Nature of Business Systems and their Institutional Structuring31
3The Social Structuring of Firms' Governance Systems and Organizational Capabilities65
4The Social Structuring of Work Systems88
5Globalization and Business Systems117
6Divergent Capitalisms in East Asia: The Post-War Business Systems of South Korea and Taiwan139
7Continuity and Change in East Asian Capitalisms182
8Path Dependence and Emergent Capitalisms in Eastern Europe: Hungary and Slovenia Compared209
9Enterprise Change and Continuity in a Transforming Society: The Case of Hungary242
References275
Index295

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