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International Democracy and the West: The Roles of Governments, Civil Society, and Multinational Business

Richard Youngs

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199274468
eISBN:
9780191602030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274460.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book adds to debates on the international dimensions of democratisation by exploring the politics and actions of Western governments, multinational companies, and non-profit organisations ... More


Economic Democracy: The Politics of Feasible Socialism

Robin Archer

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295389
eISBN:
9780191598722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295383.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book argues that by pursuing the goal of economic democracy, socialism can return to the centre of political life in the advanced capitalist countries. It seeks to demonstrate, to socialists and ... More


Corporate Governance: What Can Be Learned From Japan?

Simon Learmount

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269082
eISBN:
9780191719257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269082.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This book explores current thinking on corporate governance by way of a detailed study of the governance practices of fourteen Japanese companies. The author of this book was granted extensive access ... More


Commentary 6.5: Private Sector Failure and Risk Management for Tipping Points

Keith Clarke

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

When running a global company of 10,000 employees who have to be kept in work, in markets which are unforgiving for the long term, tipping points have to be placed in context. Yet convulsions are ... More


Derivative Actions and Corporate Governance

Arad Reisberg

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199204892
eISBN:
9780191709487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204892.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This book provides the first comprehensive law scholarship to focus solely on the subject of derivative actions, which is an important aspect of the current ever-expanding debate in the UK, and in ... More


The Way to Reform and a New Statutory Derivative Action: Much Ado About Nothing?

Arad Reisberg

in Derivative Actions and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199204892
eISBN:
9780191709487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204892.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter analyses the reforms of the derivative action in the UK. It begins by highlighting the deficiencies in the common law, the approach to reform, and the guiding principles for resolving ... More


Introduction

Irit Mevorach

in Insolvency within Multinational Enterprise Groups

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199544721
eISBN:
9780191705564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544721.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This introductory chapter sets the scope and focus of this work. It explains that the book deals with multinational enterprise groups (MEGs) and the event of their financial distress, and it ... More


Constructing Capabilities in Entrepreneurial Technology Firms: A Comparative Institutional Analysis of Germany, Sweden, and the UK

Richard Whitley and Steven Casper

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/9780199205172.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter explores the mechanisms linking dominant institutions to distinctive business competences in Germany, Sweden, and the UK, and looks at the relative success of these mechanisms in some ... More


The International Dimension

Jonathan Charkham and Anne Simpson

in Fair Shares: The Future of Shareholder Power and Responsibility

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292142
eISBN:
9780191684876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292142.003.0020
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter examines the multinational company, the shareholders, diversification through international investment, private shareholders, and future developments to globalization. There will ... More


Introduction

Richard Coopey and Donald Clarke

in 3i Fifty Years Investing in Industry

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289449
eISBN:
9780191684708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289449.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter provides a historical perspective of the development of 3i and its impact on British industry. The institution, established initially as the Industrial and Commercial Finance Corporation ... More


Multinational Corporations and Labor Conditions

Robert J. Flanagan

in Globalization and Labor Conditions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306002
eISBN:
9780199783564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306007.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter studies the effects of multinational companies on labor conditions around the world. The evidence shows that (1) the economic presence of multinationals in foreign countries is often ... More


Chapter Chapter Risk‐Sharing in Retiree Medical Benefits

George Wagoner, Anna Rappaport, Brian Fuller, and Frank Yeager

in Restructuring Retirement Risks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199204656
eISBN:
9780191603822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199204659.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The increase in both retiree medical care expenditures and the retired fraction of the population has put pressure on retiree health care insurance providers. This chapter assesses future prospects ... More


Hindu Temples in the New World System, 1640–1800

Joanne Punzo Waghorne

in Diaspora of the Gods: Modern Hindu Temples in an Urban Middle-Class World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195156638
eISBN:
9780199785292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156638.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The attention given to the 19th century in contemporary postcolonial studies skews the discussion of modernization and religion toward ideologies not materialities. Refocusing on the late 16th ... More


 PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE, PUBLIC TRUST:: Toward Democratic Epistemic Practices

Lorraine Code

in Ecological Thinking: The Politics of Epistemic Location

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195159431
eISBN:
9780199786411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159438.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Taking its point of departure from the suppression of research findings by a Canadian drug company with a vested interest in keeping them from the public eye, this chapter reads the ambiguous ... More


Divergent Multinational Firms: Home and Host Economy Effects on Internationalization Strategies and Organizational Capabilities

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/9780199205172.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Multinational companies vary considerably in the extent to which they invest key resources in different kinds of market economy and encourage learning from these diverse environments. They therefore ... More


The Changing Japanese Multinational: Application, Adaptation, and Learning in Car Manufacturing and Financial Services

Richard Whitley, Glenn Morgan, William Kelly, and Diana Sharpe

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/9780199205172.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter examines how international managerial careers and attitudes are changing in Japanese companies in two different industries: car manufacturing and banking. This assessment is based on a ... More


A Vision of the Firm and the Evolution of Japanese Computer and Communications Firms

Martin Fransman

in Visions of Innovation: The Firm and Japan

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289357
eISBN:
9780191596261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289359.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

A conceptualization (theory) of the firm is developed in order to analyse the evolution of the major Japanese computer and communications companies: Fujitsu, NEC, Hitachi, Toshiba, Mitsubishi ... More


Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

William Bain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The international administration of troubled states—whether in Bosnia, Kosovo, or East Timor—has seen a return to the principle of trusteeship: i.e. situations in which some form of international ... More


Egalitarian Employers: Behind Swedish Wage Equality

Peter A. Swenson

in Capitalists against Markets: The Making of Labor Markets and Welfare States in the United States and Sweden

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142976
eISBN:
9780199872190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142977.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter wraps up the analysis of solidarism's development through the 1950s with historical evidence showing how employers strongly favored continued wage compression, a fact that thoroughly ... More


Assessing Current Interveners

James Pattison

in Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility To Protect: Who Should Intervene?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199561049
eISBN:
9780191722318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561049.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins by bringing together the findings of the previous six chapters to outline the complete conception of legitimacy—the Moderate Instrumentalist Approach. It goes on to use this ... More


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