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Five Sectors

Wolfgang Streeck

in Re-Forming Capitalism: Institutional Change in the German Political Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199573981
eISBN:
9780191702136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573981.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, International Business

This chapter introduces Part I of the book, which contains a comprehensive summary of the main results of up-to-date research brought about by looking at five accounts of sectoral processes, namely: ... More


Peasant Relocation and Deterritorialization

You‐tien Hsing

in The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199568048
eISBN:
9780191721632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568048.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Chapter 7 looks at peasants who lost their land to urban expansion in the last three decades. It seeks a territorial explanation for the gap between the magnitude of peasants' ... More


The Comparative Analysis of Competing Capitalisms

Richard Whitley

in Business Systems and Organizational Capabilities: The Institutional Structuring of Competitive Competences

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199205172
eISBN:
9780191709555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205172.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter presents a summary of the major ways of comparing the organization and control of economic activities in capitalist societies, and how different business systems vary in their dominance ... More


Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

Leah F. Vosko

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574810
eISBN:
9780191722080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574810.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, HRM / IR

This book seeks to understand the precarious margins of late‐capitalist labour markets. Its point of departure is the prevailing view that the full‐time continuous job or the standard employment ... More


How an American technology cluster emerged and became sustainable: San Diego biotechnology

Steven Casper

in Creating Silicon Valley in Europe: Public Policy Towards New Technology Industries

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269525
eISBN:
9780191710025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269525.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

The ability of the US economy to generate new technology industries, such as biotechnology, provides support to the contention that liberal market economies (LMEs) have a comparative institutional ... More


The German biotechnology industry: the limits of orchestrated innovation

Steven Casper

in Creating Silicon Valley in Europe: Public Policy Towards New Technology Industries

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269525
eISBN:
9780191710025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269525.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Germany has long been categorized as an organized or coordinated market economy. Moreover, a key prediction of comparative institutional theory is that Germany should perform poorly in radically ... More


Biotechnology in the UK: good but not great

Steven Casper

in Creating Silicon Valley in Europe: Public Policy Towards New Technology Industries

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269525
eISBN:
9780191710025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269525.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

National institutional frameworks within the UK are oriented towards the promotion of radically innovative industries such as biotechnology. While the UK does have the best performing European ... More


Networks, Noise, and Institutional Change

Josh Whitford

in The New Old Economy: Networks, Institutions, and the Organizational Transformation of American Manufacturing

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286010
eISBN:
9780191713903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286010.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter examines some of the social theoretical implications of the increasing decentralization of production, and establishes the core theoretical claim of the book: prominent sociological ... More


Models of Internet governance

Lawrence B. Solum

in Internet Governance: Infrastructure and Institutions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199561131
eISBN:
9780191721199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561131.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Political Economy

This chapter presents a typology of various models of governance forms that impinge, or are assumed to impinge, on the Internet. Five such models are analysed. One model is based on a view of the ... More


The Regulation of Labour Standards/Rights in Supplier Countries: The Role of Firms, Nation States, and International Organizations

Christel Lane and Jocelyn Probert

in National Capitalisms, Global Production Networks: Fashioning the Value Chain in the UK, US, and Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199214815
eISBN:
9780191721779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214815.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter starts by examining the labour standards and rights which exist in low-wage supplier countries and the role played by national institutions — particularly the state and unions, but also ... More


The Constitutionalization of the Global Corporate Sphere?

Grahame F. Thompson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199594832
eISBN:
9780191746079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594832.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

Modern constitutions are relatively recent instruments of rule and are closely associated with the formation of national states from the eighteenth century onwards. So what is this term doing in ... More


Rethinking the French Political Economy: Bringing Firms Back In

BOB HANCKÉ

in Large Firms and Institutional Change: Industrial Renewal and Economic Restructuring in France

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252053
eISBN:
9780191719097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252053.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter develops the key argument of the book and sets the stage for the four detailed empirical case studies of company and industry level adjustment that follow. If the French economy appears ... More


Social Solidarity in Scandinavia after the Fall of Finance Capitalism

Cathie Jo Martin

in The Consequences of the Global Financial Crisis: The Rhetoric of Reform and Regulation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641987
eISBN:
9780191741586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641987.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The global meltdown prompted minimal challenges to the welfare state and governmental controls in Scandinavia, even while spurring a resurgence of enthusiasm for the touchstones of neoliberal thought ... More


Conclusion: Post-socialist management in CEE and the international economy

Roderick Martin

in Transforming Management in Central and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775690
eISBN:
9780191695377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775690.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This concluding chapter discusses two issues. The first is the type of enterprise structure emerging in CEE, compared with other current forms of capitalist economic organization. The second issue is ... More


Baden-Württemberg: The Evolution of a ‘Model Region’

Philip Cooke and Kevin Morgan

in The Associational Economy: Firms, Regions, and Innovation

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290186
eISBN:
9780191684784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290186.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Political Economy

This chapter examines the economic history of Baden-Württemberg. Baden-Württemberg has a well-earned reputation as one of Europe's most successful regional economies. This reputation has been built ... More


Corporatist Organizations and the Problem of Rigidity

Colin Crouch, David Finegold, and Mari Sako

in Are Skills the Answer?: The Political Economy of Skill Creation in Advanced Industrial Countries

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294382
eISBN:
9780191685040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294382.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Political Economy

This chapter discusses the role of corporatist organizations and examines alternative associational or corporatist models. The German system presents the fullest example of the role of corporatist ... More


City-Regions: Economic Motors and Political Actors on the Global Stage

Allen J. Scott

in Social Economy of the Metropolis: Cognitive-Cultural Capitalism and the Global Resurgence of Cities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549306
eISBN:
9780191701511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter discusses how city-regions (enormous expanses of metropolitan areas, which are often focused on a central metropolis area) and world cities/global cities are produced, and how they ... More


Introduction

Thomas L. Brewer and Stephen Young

in The Multilateral Investment System and Multinational Enterprises

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293156
eISBN:
9780191684951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293156.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

The multinational enterprise (MNE) has been one of the foremost economic, political, and social influences in the world economy for many decades. In response to its growth, important developments in ... More


Inauguration: The Demise of the ITO and the Rise of Bilateral Treaties (Mid-1940s–Late 1960s)

Thomas L. Brewer and Stephen Young

in The Multilateral Investment System and Multinational Enterprises

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293156
eISBN:
9780191684951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293156.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter describes the establishment of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the unsuccessful efforts to create the International Trade Organization (ITO) during the early ... More


Policy Linkages: Investment, Trade, and Technology Transfer

Thomas L. Brewer and Stephen Young

in The Multilateral Investment System and Multinational Enterprises

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293156
eISBN:
9780191684951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293156.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter places foreign direct investment in the context of the broader array of international business transactions that multinational enterprises engages in, including technology transfer and ... More


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