Varieties of Capitalism (the Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage)

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Overview

What are the most important differences among national economies? Is globalization forcing nations to converge on an Anglo-American model? What explains national differences in social and economic policy? This pathbreaking work outlines a new approach to these questions. It highlights the role of business in national economies and shows that there is more than one path to economic success. The book sets a new intellectual agenda for everyone interested in relations between politics, economics, and business.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199247745
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/8/2001
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Harvard University

Duke University and

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
1. An Introduction to Varieties of Capitalism, Peter A. Hall and David Soskice
Part I: General Themes and Diverse Applications
2. Varieties of Labor Politics in the Developed Democracies, Kathleen Thelen
3. Institutional and Sectoral Interactions in Monetary Policy and Wage/Price-Bargaining, Robert J. Franzese, Jr.
4. Social Protection and the Formation of Skills: A Reinterpretation of the Welfare State, Margarita Estevez-Abe, Torben Iversen, and David Soskice
5. Firms and the Welfare State: When, Why and How Does Social Policy Matter to Employers?, Isabela Mares
6. The Domestic Sources of Multilateral Preferences: Varieties of Capitalism in the European Community, Orfeo Fioretos
Part II: Case Studies in Public Policy, Continuity, and Change
7. Business, Government, and Patterns of Labor Market Policy in Britain and the Federal Republic of Germany, Stewart Wood
8. Employers, Public Policy, and the Politics of Decentralized Cooperation in Germany and France, Pepper D. Culpepper
9. Revisiting the French Model: Coordination and Restructuring in French Industry, Bob Hanckd'e
Part III: Corporate Governance, Firm Strategy, and the Law
10. Varieties of Corporate Governance: Comparing Germany and the UK, Sigurt Vitols
11. Macro-varieties of Capitalism and Micro-varieties of Strategic Management in European Airlines, Mark Lehrer
12. The Legal Framework for Corporate Governance: The Influence of Contract Law on Company Strategies in Germany and the United States, Steven Casper
13. Legal Irritants: How Unifying Law Ends up in the New Divergences, Gunther Teubner
14. National Varieties of Standardization, Jay Tate
Bibliography
Index

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