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Social Institutions and Economic Performance: Studies of Industrial Relations in Advanced Capitalist Economies
     

Social Institutions and Economic Performance: Studies of Industrial Relations in Advanced Capitalist Economies

by Wolfgang Streeck
 
Increasingly, the ability of Western capitalist economies to compete in the global marketplace is being called into question. While Japan has moved to the center of worldwide attention as a model of economic resiliency, the astonishing economic performance of Germany, argues Streeck, merits further study as well. As in Japan, the German economy is supported and

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Increasingly, the ability of Western capitalist economies to compete in the global marketplace is being called into question. While Japan has moved to the center of worldwide attention as a model of economic resiliency, the astonishing economic performance of Germany, argues Streeck, merits further study as well. As in Japan, the German economy is supported and governed by strong social institutions of a non-market character, particularly the political organization of economic interests of both capital and labor. In this fascinating volume, Streeck examines the institutional conditions necessary for a high-skill, high-wage economy; the social regulation of employment contracts; differences in the structure of business and labor's interest associations; the organization of small businesses in Germany; co-determination in German industry; the competitive success of the German automobile industry; and the influence of European integration on interest representation in Europe. Professionals and students in political science, sociology, industrial relations and business and management will find this volume to be of great interest and value.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803987753
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/10/1992
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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