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The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government

The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government

by David Coen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199214271

ISBN-13: 9780199214273

Pub. Date: 05/02/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Business is one of the major power centres in modern society. The state seeks to check and channel that power so as to serve broader public policy objectives. However, if the way in which business is governed is ineffective or over burdensome, it may become more difficult to achieve desired goals such as economic growth or higher levels of employment. In a period

Overview

Business is one of the major power centres in modern society. The state seeks to check and channel that power so as to serve broader public policy objectives. However, if the way in which business is governed is ineffective or over burdensome, it may become more difficult to achieve desired goals such as economic growth or higher levels of employment. In a period of international economic crisis, the study of how business and government relate to each other in different countries is of more central importance than ever.

These relationships have been studied from a number of different disciplinary perspectives—business studies, economics, economic history, law, and political science— and all of these are represented in this handbook. The first part of the book provides an introduction to the ways in which five different disciplines have approached the study of business and government. The second section, on the firm and the state, looks at how these entities interact in different settings, emphasising such phenomena as the global firm and varieties of capitalism. The third section examines how business interacts with government in different parts of the world, including the United States, the EU, China, Japan and South America. The fourth section reviews changing patterns of market governance through a unifying theme of the role of regulation. Business-government relations can play out in divergent ways in different policy and the fifth section examines the contrasts between different key arenas such as competition policy, trade policy, training policy and environmental policy.

The volume provides an authoritative overview with chapters by leading authorities on the current state of knowledge of business-government relations, but also points to ways in which this work might be developed in the future, e.g., through a political theory of the firm.

About the Series
Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management bring together the world's leading scholars on the subject to discuss current research and the latest thinking in a range of interrelated topics including Strategy, Organizational Behavior, Public Management, International Business, and many others. Containing completely new essays with extensive referencing to further reading and key ideas, the volumes, in hardback or paperback, serve as both a thorough introduction to a topic and a useful desk reference for scholars and advanced students alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199214273
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/02/2010
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Pages:
806
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Overview, David Coen, Wyn Grant, and Graham Wilson
Part 1: Disciplinary Perspectives
1. Political Science: Perspectives on Business and Government, David Coen, Wyn Grant, and Graham Wilson
2. Economics: Economic Theories of the Firm, Business, and Government, Christos Pitelis
3. Law and Business, Gregory Shaffer
4. Business Studies: The Global Dynamics of Business-State Relations, Jonathan Story and Thomas Lawton
Section 2: Firm and State
5. Varieties of Capitalism and Business, Bob Hancke
6. The Global Firm: The Problem of the Giant Firm in Democratic Capitalism, Colin Crouch
7. Political Theory of the Firm, David Hart
8. Business and Political Parties, Graham Wilson and Wyn Grant
9. Economic Interests and Political Representation: Coordination and Distributive Conflict in Historical Perspective, Torben Iversen and David Soskice
10. Business and Neo-corporatism, Philippe C. Schmitter
Part 3: Comparative Business Systems
11. Business Representation in Washington, DC, Timothy Werner and Graham Wilson
12. European Business-Government Relations, David Coen
13. Business Politics in Latin America: Patterns of Fragmentation and Centralization, Ben Ross Schneider
14. Japanese Business-Government Relations, Yukihiko Hamada
15. China and the Multinational Experience, Jonathan Story
Part 4: Changing Market Governance
16. The Rise of the Regulatory State, Michael Moran
17. International Regulators and Network Governance, Michelle Egan and Pamela Camerra-Rowe
18. Credit Rating Agencies, Timothy J. Sinclair
19. International Standards and Standard Setting Bodies, Tim Buthe and Walter Mattli
20. Taming Globalization? Civil Regulation and Corporate Capitalism, David Vogel
Part 5: Policy
21. Corporate Control and Managerial Power, Pepper D. Culpepper
22. Corporate Social Responsibility and Government, Jeremy Moon, Nahee Kang, and Jean-Pascal Gond
23. The State, Business, and Training, Jason Heyes and Helen Rainbird
24. Social Policy and Business, Cathie Joe Martin
25. Private-Public Partnerships in Business and Government, Carsten Greve
26. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Policy: Evaluating its Role and Purpose, Francis J. Greene and David J. Storey
27. Consumer Policy: Business and the Politics of Consumption, Gunnar Trumbull
28. Media Economics and the Political Economy of Information, Jill J. McCluskey and Johan Swinnen
29. Environmental and Food Safety Policy, Wyn Grant
30. Network Utilities: Technological Development, Market Structure, and Forms of Ownership, Martin Chick
31. Endogenous Trade Protection: A Survey, Christopher S. P. Magee and Stephen P. Magee
32. Competition Policy, Stephen Wilks

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