National Capitalisms, Global Competition, and Economic Performance

Sigrid Quack | Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin
Glenn Morgan | University of Warwick
Richard Whitley | University of Manchester
ISBN 9789027233004 (Eur) | EUR 54.00
ISBN 9781556197468 (USA) | USD 81.00
ISBN 9789027299819 | EUR 54.00 | USD 81.00
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Why are some firms successful on global markets whilst others are not? In this collection of papers, a group of distinguished international researchers examine the inter-relationship between national context, firm performance and global competitiveness. In a series of empirical studies covering major industries (such as banking, telecommunications, construction, automobiles, and airlines) in a number of European countries (Great Britain, France, Germany, Holland, Finland, Slovenia), the studies show how distinctive patterns of firm competences and capabilities arise from national contexts. These influence the way in which firms perform in response to changing technologies and competitive pressures. Thus the impact of the globalisation of economic activity may be to reinforce existing national differences in firm performance rather than producing a homogenisation and standardisation.
This book will be of interest to researchers in business and management, sociology, economics and political science for its comparative organizational approach to problems of economic performance.
[Advances in Organization Studies, 3] 2000.  xii, 322 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“[...] a treasure trove of arguments and empirical evidence pertraining to recent developments in the broad field of 'institutionalism'.”
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KJM: Management & management techniques

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BUS085000: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
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