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Explaining Economic Change: The Relations of Institutions, Politics, and Culture 1

John Harriss

in The Institutions of the Market: Organizations, Social Systems, and Governance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231423
eISBN:
9780191710865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231423.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter examines the role of politics, power, and culture in the explanation of institutional change. It criticizes the rational choice framework of the new institutional economics for its ... More


The relevance of the concepts of formality and informality: a theoretical appraisal

Alice Sindzingre

in Linking the Formal and Informal Economy: Concepts and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199204762
eISBN:
9780191603860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199204764.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The concept of informality has encompassed an increasing number of meanings; referred to highly heterogeneous phenomena and measurement methods; and has been explored by development microeconomics ... More


Institutions 1

Bart Nooteboom

in Learning and Innovation in Organizations and Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241002
eISBN:
9780191696886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241002.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This chapter delves more deeply into the concept of institutions: What are they, how do they function, what is their role in economics, how do they develop? It recognizes different strands of ... More


Institutional Economics and the State in Economic Development

Pranab Bardhan and Christopher Udry

in Development Microeconomics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198773719
eISBN:
9780191595929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198773714.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter looks at the institutions that are pertinent to economic development and at the institutional impediments to growth, drawing on several strands of the literature on organizational ... More


Greek Epigraphy and Ancient Economics

Alain Bresson

in Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265062
eISBN:
9780191754173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265062.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

After initial comments on the role of Greek inscriptions as ‘archives’, this chapter reviews the drastic changes that have occurred since Finley's book of 1973 in the picture of the ancient economy, ... More


Introduction: Purpose, Context, and Approach

Bas van Bavel

in Manors and Markets: Economy and Society in the Low Countries 500-1600

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199278664
eISBN:
9780191707032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278664.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The chapter sets out the goals and approach of the book. It introduces the various explanations offered in historiography for the patterns of social change and economic development in the ... More


Role of the State in Economic Change: Entrepreneurship and Conflict Management  

Ha-Joon Chang and Robert Rowthorn

in The Role of the State in Economic Change

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289845
eISBN:
9780191684777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289845.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter deals with the role that the state may assume. According to the authors, there are four state interventions in the market: New Political Economy, welfare economics, institutional ... More


Investment Banking: Institutions, Politics, and Law

Alan D. Morrison and William J. Wilhelm, Jr.

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296576
eISBN:
9780191712036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296576.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book provides an economic rationale for the dominant role of investment banks in the capital markets, and uses it to explain both the historical evolution of and recent changes to the investment ... More


Learning and Innovation in Organizations and Economies

Bart Nooteboom

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241002
eISBN:
9780191696886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241002.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This book develops a general ‘logic’, or heuristic of discovery, to explain the emergence of novelty in individual thought, organizations, industries, and economies. It draws on a variety of ... More


The Proper Role of Bureaucracy in a Modern Market Economy: The Case of Japan

Christian Kirchner

in Corporate Governance in Context: Corporations, States, and Markets in Europe, Japan, and the US

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199290703
eISBN:
9780191700576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290703.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter shows that determining the proper role of bureaucracy in a market economy is a problem which should not be solved by simply applying universally the tools of neo-classical economic ... More


Skills and Politics: General and Specific

Wolfgang Streeck

in The Political Economy of Collective Skill Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599431
eISBN:
9780191731518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599431.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Skills and skill formation have become central topics in contemporary political economy. This essay traces a key concept in the current debate—the distinction between general and specific skills—back ... More


Introduction

Curtis J. Milhaupt and Mark D. West

in Economic Organizations and Corporate Governance in Japan

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199272112
eISBN:
9780191601316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272115.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Outlines the author's institutional and empirical approach, which is to look at the ‘big picture’ rules of the game (institutions, in the form of both formal laws and informal norms and practices) ... More


The Problem with Forecasting in Economic Theory

Stefan Leins

in Stories of Capitalism: Inside the Role of Financial Analysts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523392
eISBN:
9780226523569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523569.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter elaborates on the relationship between economic theory and forecasting as a market practice. By going back to early 20th-century empirical studies and reflecting on the emergence of ... More


The Economy of Ancient Greece: A Conceptual Framework

Alain Bresson

in The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy: Institutions, Markets, and Growth in the City-States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183411
eISBN:
9781400852451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183411.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the conceptual framework used by the book to study the economy of ancient Greece. It begins with a discussion of the debate between “primitivists,” represented by Karl Bücher, ... More


The Essential Contributions of the New Institutional Economics

in The Political Economy of Pipelines: A Century of Comparative Institutional Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226502106
eISBN:
9780226502120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502120.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter investigates transaction cost economics and includes a review of the restrictions on transacting imposed by requirements for common carriage and third-party access (TPA). It evaluates in ... More


The ‘Old’ and the ‘New’ of New Institutional Economics

Hazel Gray

in Turbulence and Order in Economic Development: Economic Transformation in Tanzania and Vietnam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198714644
eISBN:
9780191782909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714644.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter evaluates new institutional economic theory and its approach to explaining economic transformation and political order. It explains the key assumptions of the ‘old’ New Institutional ... More


The Japanese Firm: Sources of Competitive Strength

Masahiko Aoki and Ronald Dore (eds)

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288152
eISBN:
9780191684579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288152.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book seeks to explain and understand aspects of the firm in the Japanese economic system, and to explain the corporate success of Japan. The book is interdisciplinary, uses theoretical and ... More


The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan

Masooda Bano

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450440
eISBN:
9780801463860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450440.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islamic schools, or madrasas, have been accused of radicalizing Muslims and participating, either actively or passively, in terrorist networks since the events of 9/11. In Pakistan, the 2007 siege by ... More


Institutions and the “Missing Link” in the World Bank's Strategy: Toward a Critique

Howard Stein

in Beyond the World Bank Agenda: An Institutional Approach to Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226771670
eISBN:
9780226771656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226771656.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter begins with a brief comment about the role of institutions in structural adjustment, followed by a short survey of the ideas underlying new institutional economics (NIE), the variant of ... More


Building on Lost Foundations: The Institutional Matrix and Socioeconomic Development

Howard Stein

in Beyond the World Bank Agenda: An Institutional Approach to Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226771670
eISBN:
9780226771656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226771656.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The World Bank agenda of the past two decades has projected a narrow economic doctrine onto a complex social and economic reality without regard to “time, place and culture,” with disastrous ... More


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