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Varieties of capitalism and business

Hancké, Bob (2011) Varieties of capitalism and business. In: Coen, David, Grant, Wyn and Wilson, Graham, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 123-148. ISBN 9780199693740

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Abstract

Business is one of the major power centres in modern society. The state seeks to check and channel that power so as to serve broader public policy objectives. However, if the way in which business is governed is ineffective or over burdensome, it may become more difficult to achieve desired goals such as economic growth or higher levels of employment. In a period of international economic crisis, the study of how business and government relate to each other in different countries is of more central importance than ever. These relationships have been studied from a number of different disciplinary perspectives - business studies, economics, economic history, law, and political science - and all of these are represented in this handbook. The first part of the book provides an introduction to the ways in which five different disciplines have approached the study of business and government. The second section, on the firm and the state, looks at how these entities interact in different settings, emphasising such phenomena as the global firm and varieties of capitalism. The third section examines how business interacts with government in different parts of the world, including the United States, the EU, China, Japan and South America. The fourth section reviews changing patterns of market governance through a unifying theme of the role of regulation. Business-government relations can play out in divergent ways in different policy and the fifth section examines the contrasts between different key arenas such as competition policy, trade policy, training policy and environmental policy.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/
Additional Information: © 2011 Oxford University Press
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2013 14:02
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/49044

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