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European Business Systems : Firms and Markets in Their National Contexts - Richard Whitley

European Business Systems

Firms and Markets in Their National Contexts

By: Richard Whitley (Editor)

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Published: 1st April 1994
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As Europe moves towards greater integration there is increasing recognition of national <I>differences </I>in European business - because of significant diversity in national cultures and social institutions affecting business systems. This book explores key characteristics of firms and markets in eight European countries - Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands and Germany compared with Britain, Sweden, Italy and France. Some contributors focus on overall business patterns in the countries concerned while others examine particular industries and sectors to consider the relationship between national influences and cross-national sector developments. To provide a European//East Asian comparison one contribution looks at firms and strategies in Ja

`There is much to commend in this book and in Whitley's careful lexical comparisons' - Contemporary Sociology

Introduction
The Comparative Analysis of Business Systems
Societies, Firms and Markets
The Social Structuring of Business Systems
National Business Recipes
A Sector Perspective
National Business Systems in Europe
Introduction
European Business Systems
Britain and Germany Compared
European Business Systems
The Dutch Case
Strategies Against Structure
Institutions and Economic Organization in Denmark
A Dominant Business Recipe
The Forest Sector in Finland
Small Country Business Systems
Australia, Denmark and Finland Compared
Business Systems, Industrial Sectors and Strategic Choices
Introduction
Business Systems, Industrial Wisdom and Corporate Strategies
Business Systems, Consumption and Change
Personal Financial Services in Italy
The Societal Construction of Labour Flexibility
Employment Strategies in Retail Banking in Britain and France
Firm Development and Diversification Strategies as Products of Economic Cultures
The Japanese and Hong Kong Textile Industries
Conclusion
The Comparative Study of Business Systems in Europe
Issues and Choices
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ISBN: 9780803978157
ISBN-10: 0803978154
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 1st April 1994
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Type: New edition