The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis

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It is increasingly accepted that "institutions matter" for economic organization and outcomes. The last decade has seen significant expansion in research examining how institutional contexts affect the nature and behavior of firms, the operation of markets, and economic outcomes. Yet "institutions" conceal a multitude of issues and perspectives. Much of this research has been comparative, and followed different models such as "varieties of capitalism," "national business systems," and "social systems of production".

This Handbook explores these issues, perspectives, and models, with the leading scholars in the area contributing chapters to provide a central reference point for academics, scholars, and students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199233762
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/6/2010
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Glenn Morgan is Professor of International Management, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University.

John Campbell is Class of 1925 Professor, Department of Sociology, at Dartmouth College.

Colin Crouch is a professor at the Warwick Business School, University of Warwick.

Ove Kaj Pedersen is a professor at the International Centre for Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School.

Richard Whitley is professor at the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.

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Table of Contents

Introduction, Glenn Morgan, John L. Campbell, Colin Crouch, Ove Kaj Pedersen, and Richard Whitley
Part I: Theories and Methods in Comparative Institutional Analysis
1. Institutional Perspectives - Working towards Coherence or Irreconcilable Diversity?, Marie-Laure Djelic
2. Beyond Comparative Statics: Historical Institutional Approaches to Stability and Change In the Political Economy of Labor, Kathleen Thelen
3. Actors and Institutions, Gregory Jackson
4. Institutional Reproduction and Change, John L. Campbell
5. Complementarity, Colin Crouch
6. Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Social Science Data, Bruce Kogut
Part II: Institutions, States, and Markets
7. The State in the Economy: Neoliberal or Neoactivist?, Linda Weiss
8. Money and Markets, Glenn Morgan
9. Transnational Institutions and International Regimes, Leonard Seabrooke
10. Law as a Governing Institution, Glenn Morgan and Sigrid Quack
11. Institutional Change in Financial Systems, Richard Deeg
12. The Comparative Institutional Analysis of Innovation: From Industrial Policy to the Knowledge Economy, Steven Casper
13. Changing Competition Models in Market Economies: The Effects of Internationalization, Technological Innovations, and Academic Expansion on the Conditions Supporting Dominant Economic Logics, Richard Whitley
14. Institutions, Wealth, and Inequality, Lane Kenworthy
Part III: The Organization of Economic Actors
15. Corporate Governance, Michel Goyer
16. The Institutional Construction of Firms, Richard Whitley
17. Institutionalizing the Employment Relationship, Jill Rubery
18. Inter-Firm Relations in Global Manufacturing: Disintegrated Production and Its Globalization, Gary Herrigel and Jonathan Zeitlin
Part IV: Challenges for Comparative Institutional Analysis
19. Institutional transformation in European Post-Communist Regimes, Ivan Szelenyi and Katarzyna Wilk
20. State Failure, John A. Hall
21. Financial Capitalism Resurgent: Comparative Institutionalism and the Challenges of Financialization, Ewald Engelen and Martijn Konings
22. Institutional Competitiveness: How Nations Came to Compete, Ove Kaj Pedersen
23. Institutions in History: Bringing Capitalism Back In, Wolfgang Streeck

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