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Governance at Work : The Social Regulation of Economic Relations - Richard Whitley

Governance at Work

The Social Regulation of Economic Relations

By: Richard Whitley (Editor), Peer Hull Kristensen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1997
ISBN: 9780198292487
Number Of Pages: 280

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Global pressures present similar challenges to companies in different countries, but how those organizations deal with them depends on the social and institutional framework in which they develop and operate. In this book, leading academics explore and explain variations in governance systems, focusing in particular on European trends. In Governance at Work: The Social Regulation of Economic Relations the authors ask: · Are structures of work and business organization changing? Are we seeing a move away from large-scale (Fordist) mass-production systems that have dominated the industrialized world in the 20th century? · What are the local/national determinants of business organization? · Can we speak of different national business systems if so, how do these interact with the operations of international companies in global competition?

Prefacep. v
List of Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
National Systems of Governance and Managerial Prerogatives in the Evolution of Work Systems England, Germany, and Denmark Comparedp. 3
The Development of Governance Systems, the Formation of Interest Groups, and the Structuring of Workplace Relationsp. 47
The Development of National Governance Principles in the Netherlandsp. 49
The Governance of Interfirm Relations in Britain and Germany: Societal or Dominance Effects?p. 62
The Social Regulation of Technical Expertise The Corps and Profession in France and Great Britainp. 86
Financial Security, Welfare Regimes, and the Governance of Work Systemsp. 104
Conclusionsp. 120
Referencesp. 121
Bargaining for the Future The Changing Habitus of the Shop Steward System in the Pulp and Paper Mills of Finlandp. 123
Referencesp. 135
Changing Governance Structures, Managerial Strategies, and the Reorganization of Work Systemsp. 137
Institutional, Sectoral, and Corporate Dynamics in the Creation of Global Supply Chainsp. 139
Conclusionsp. 154
Referencesp. 155
The Transmission of Work Systems: A Comparison of US and Japan Auto's Human Resource Management Practices in Mexicop. 158
Referencesp. 168
Compromise Solutions: A Japanese Multinational Comes to the UKp. 171
The Transformation of Regional Governance: Institutional Lock-ins and the Development of Lean Production in Baden-W├╝rttembergp. 190
Changing Governance Structures and Work Organization in Sloveniap. 209
Conclusionp. 222
Referencesp. 223
Concluding Overviewp. 225
The Social Regulation of Work Systems: Institutions, Interest Groups, and Varieties of Work Organization in Capitalist Societiesp. 227
Conclusions And Implicationsp. 254
Referencesp. 257
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9780198292487
ISBN-10: 0198292481
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st July 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.57