National Capitalisms, Global Competition, and Economic Performance

| Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin
| University of Warwick
| University of Manchester
ISBN 9789027233004 (Eur) | EUR 54.00
ISBN 9781556197468 (USA) | USD 81.00
ISBN 9789027299819 | EUR 54.00 | USD 81.00
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
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
I. Introduction
1. National Capitalisms, Global Competition and Economic Performance: An Introduction
Sigrid Quack and Glenn Morgan
II. Changing Business Environments and National Patterns of Organisational Innovation and Adaptation
2. Institutions, Sector Specialisation and Economic Performance Outcomes
Sigrid Quack and Glenn Morgan
3. Performance Standards in Supplier Relations: Relational Contracts, Organisational Processes and the Institutional Environment in a Cross-National Perspective
Simon Deakin, Christel Lane and Frank Wilkinson
4. Comparative Managerial Learning in Germany and Britain: Techno-Organisational Innovation in Network Industries
Mark Lehrer and Owen Darbishire
5. Strategy, Structure and Performance in European Industry: Corporate and National Perspectives
Richard Whittington, Michael Mayer and Francesco Curto
III. Societal Performance Standards and Their Internationalisation
6. Confidence and Confidentiality: The Social Construction of Performance Standards in Banking
Glenn Morgan and Sigrid Quack
7. Changing Performance Standards in the French Banking System
Danielle Salomon
8. Reproducing Diversity: ISO 9000 and Work Organisation in the French and German Car Industry
Bob Hancké and Steven Casper
IV. National Business Systems and Corporate Performance in Globalising Markets
9. Where Do Multinational Corporations Conduct Their Business Activity and What are the Consequences for National Systems?
Graham Thompson
10. Flagships, Flotillas and Corvettes: Corporate Actors, National Business Systems and Sectoral Dynamics in Telecommunications
Ray Loveridge and Frank U. Mueller
11. Economic Performance and National Business Systems: France and the United Kingdom in the International Construction Sector
Elisabeth Campagnac, Yuh-Jye Lin and Graham Winch
V. Institutional Legacies and Performance Outcomes in National Business Systems
12. Sector Specialisation and Performance in the Netherlands
Ad van Iterson
13. Economic Performance of Finland After the Second World War: From Success to Failure
Risto Tainio, Matti Pohjola and Kari Lilja
14. Success without Shock Therapy in Eastern Europe: The Case of Slovenia
Richard Whitley, Marko Jaklic and Marko Hocevar
“[...] a treasure trove of arguments and empirical evidence pertraining to recent developments in the broad field of 'institutionalism'.”
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BIC Subject: KJM – Management & management techniques
BISAC Subject: BUS085000 – BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
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