Institutions and the Evolution of Modern Business

Institutions and the Evolution of Modern Business

by Mark Casson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0714644005

ISBN-13: 9780714644004

Pub. Date: 01/01/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The papers in this volume demonstrate that it can be fruitful to apply institutional theory to business history. In addition, the volume shows that the wider study of the institutional environment is inseparable from the study of business. It is clear, however, that although 'institutionalism' in business history has a long pedigree, many areas of research and…  See more details below

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The papers in this volume demonstrate that it can be fruitful to apply institutional theory to business history. In addition, the volume shows that the wider study of the institutional environment is inseparable from the study of business. It is clear, however, that although 'institutionalism' in business history has a long pedigree, many areas of research and potential interaction with theory remain to be explored. The extent to which this will occur inevitably depends upon the degree to which the interests of theoreticians serve the needs of historians and vice versa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714644004
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Transaction Costs and the Theory of the Firm: The Scope and Limitations of the New Institutional Approach9
Complexity, Community Structure and Competitive Advantage within the Yorkshire Woollen Industry, c. 1700-185026
Invisible, Visible and 'Direct' Hands: An Institutional Interpretation of Organisational Structure and Change in British General Insurance44
Consultancies, Institutions and the Diffusion of Taylorism in Britain, Germany and France, 1920s to 1950s67
Financial Reconstruction and Industrial Reorganisation in Different Financial Systems: A Comparative View of British and Swedish Institutions during the Inter-War Period84
Post-War Strategic Capitalism in Norway: A Theoretical and Analytical Framework106
The Politics of Protection: An Institutional Approach to Government-Industry Relations in the British and United States Cotton Industries, 1945-73128
Institutional Economics and Business History: A Way Forward?151
Index177

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