Models of Capitalism

Instead, we must note two features of the debate about the UK's economic underperformance that will inform our later discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of particular capitalist models. One is the persistence of that debate well ...


Author: David Coates

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745697390

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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The contemporary debate on economic policy is dominated by the issue of 'which model of capitalism works best'.

Varieties of Capitalism Varieties of Approaches

(eds), Rising From the Ashes: Labor in the Age of Global Capitalism. ... editor of Economic and Industrial Performance in Europe, Industrial Policy in Britain and the three-volume Models of Capitalism: Debating Strengths and Weaknesses.


Author: D. Coates

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230522725

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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Though the emerging sub-discipline of comparative political economy is now rich in studies of different advanced capitalisms, it still lacks a systematic consideration of the organizing frameworks and methodologies underpinning those studies. This definitive volume outlines the two great debates currently shaping the analysis of advanced capitalism. It makes the case for a greater awareness of underlying theoretical issues in the design of empirical research, and demonstrates the value of exploring the interconnections between competing intellectual approaches.

International and Comparative Business

[Reproduced in Coates, D., ed., (2002) Models of Capitalism: Debating Strengths and Weaknesses, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, vol. 2: 441–463.] Williams, H., (1985) APT: A Promise Unfulfilled, London: Ian Allen. Williams, K., Williams, J., ...


Author: Leo McCann

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446296400

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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'Erudite and accessible, McCann demonstrates how the national gets reconfigured around the global without losing some of its unique features. Far from being a one-size-fits-all Anglo-American template, neoliberalism comes in many different hues and variations. This is by far the best textbook in the field and is destined to become a classic for years to come.' Manfred B. Steger, Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA 'A sweeping examination of systems of capitalism in theory and in the world’s major industrial economies leads Leo McCann to challenge the conventional wisdom on globalization. Historical analysis of the evolution of business systems and detailed examination of present practice demonstrate persuasively that, despite facing common challenges, distinctive national differences remain salient. A must read for anyone who needs to understand how business systems operate in an increasingly interdependent world economy.' - Dr Eileen Appelbaum, Senior Economist, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington, DC, USA Globalization has profound effects on national economies even as distinct national ‘models’ of capitalism remain. International and Comparative Business accessibly tracks the historical and socio-political contexts of the world’s major countries on a chapter-by-chapter basis to the present day. The book provides a comprehensive, critical, yet concise introduction to each of the economies’ key features, including macro overviews as well as organizational and workplace-level analysis. Each chapter features learning objectives, in-depth interpretation and critique of key literature, and annotated further reading to allow readers to rigorously navigate their way through the wealth of material available for each country. This text is essential reading for students and researchers in the areas of international business and cross-cultural management, comparative political economy, and history. Leo McCann is Senior Lecturer in International and Comparative Management at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK

New Directions in Comparative Capitalisms Research

(2002) Models of Capitalism: Debating Strengths and Weaknesses (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar). Coates, D. (2005) 'Paradigms of Explanation', in D. Coates (ed.), Varieties of Capitalism, Varieties of Approaches (Basingstoke: Palgrave ...


Author: M. Ebenau

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137444615

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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Now that the 'Varieties of Capitalism' hype has passed, students of capitalist diversity are searching for new directions. This book presents the first sustained dialogue between institutionalist 'post-VoC' and more critical, global approaches, thus contributing to the development of a new generation of Comparative Capitalisms scholarship.

The Future of Chinese Capitalism

'On the Intricacies of the Chinese Guanxi: A Process Model of Guanxi Development', Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 21(3): 305–24. Cheng, Bor-Shiuan, Li-Fang Chou, ... Models of Capitalism: Debating Strengths and Weaknesses, 3 vols.


Author: Gordon Redding

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191647925

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Much has been said about the re-emergence of China to its historical position of eminence in the world economy, yet little is understood about the kind of economic system China is evolving. What are the rules of the game of business in today's China, and how are they likely to change over the next decades? The answers to these questions are crucial to business persons formulating strategy toward China, but also for policy-makers concerned with retaining the competitiveness of their nations in the face of Chinese competition and for researchers seeking to gain deeper insights into the workings of economic systems and institutional change. Written by two leading experts in the field, this book sheds much-needed light on these questions. Building on recent conceptual and empirical advances, and rich in concrete examples, it offers a comprehensive and systematic exploration of present-day Chinese capitalism, its component parts, and their interdependencies. It suggests that Chinese capitalism, as practiced today, in many respects represents a development from traditional business practices, whose revival has been greatly aided by the influx of investments and managerial talent from the Regional Ethnic Chinese. On the basis of present trends in the Chinese economy as well as through comparison with five major types of capitalism - those of France, Germany, Japan, Korea, and the United States - the book derives a prediction of the probable development paths of Chinese capitalism and its likely competitive strengths and weaknesses.

America in the Shadow of Empires

... Progressive Responses to Conservative Arguments (2007) The Political Economy Collection Varieties ofCapitalism, Varieties of Approaches (2005)** Models of Capitalism: Debating Strengths and Weaknesses (2002)** Models of Capitalism: ...


Author: D. Coates

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137482600

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

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The focus of the book is the cost of empire, particularly the cost in the American case – the internal burden of American global leadership. The book builds an argument about the propensity of external responsibilities to undermine the internal strength, raising the question of the link between weakening and the global spread of American power.

Labor in the Global Digital Economy

For D. Coates, see Models of Capitalism: Growth and Stagnation in the Modern Era; and Models of Capitalism: Debating Strengths and Weaknesses, vol. 1 (Cheltenham and Camberley: Edward Elgar, 2002); P. A. Hall and D. Soskice, Varieties ...


Author: Ursula Huws

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781583674659

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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For every person who reads this text on the printed page, many more will read it on a computer screen or mobile device. It’s a situation that we increasingly take for granted in our digital era, and while it is indicative of the novelty of twenty-first-century capitalism, it is also the key to understanding its driving force: the relentless impulse to commodify our lives in every aspect. Ursula Huws ties together disparate economic, cultural, and political phenomena of the last few decades to form a provocative narrative about the shape of the global capitalist economy at present. She examines the way that advanced information and communications technology has opened up new fields of capital accumulation: in culture and the arts, in the privatization of public services, and in the commodification of human sociality by way of mobile devices and social networking. These trends are in turn accompanied by the dramatic restructuring of work arrangements, opening the way for new contradictions and new forms of labor solidarity and struggle around the planet. Labor in the Global Digital Economy is a forceful critique of our dizzying contemporary moment, one that goes beyond notions of mere connectedness or free-flowing information to illuminate the entrenched mechanisms of exploitation and control at the core of capitalism.

International Human Resource Management

Freeman, R.B. (2002) 'The US economic model at Y2K: Lodestar for advanced capitalism?', in D. Coates (ed.), Models of Capitalism: Debating Strengths and Weaknesses. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 150–163. Richard Freeman asks whether we ...


Author: Anne-Wil Harzing

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473908642

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 569

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"I enthusiastically endorse the fourth edition of IHRM. The editors are to be congratulated for recruiting the top-rated authors in this field to contribute to this volume. The chapters are up to date, insightful, and sometimes even provocative. Students, including post-grads and advanced undergraduates, as well as savvy practitioners, will benefit from reading this volume." Neal M. Ashkanasy, Professor of Management, The University of Queensland Anne-Wil Harzing and Ashly Pinnington’s bestselling textbook has guided thousands of students through their International Human Resource Management studies. The fourth edition retains the critical edge, academic rigour and breadth of coverage which have established this book as the most authoritative text on the market. The new edition by our international team of experts provides an even more stimulating journey through the core curriculum, contemporary debates and emerging issues in IHRM. New for the fourth edition: Reduced number of chapters to allow for greater depth and an improved structure ensuring fundamental topics underpin your knowledge Expanded coverage of Equality and Diversity, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability and Cross-Cultural Management in line with developments in the field New Stop and Reflect feature provides an opportunity to test your understanding at regular intervals This text comes with access to a companion website containing web links, SAGE journal articles and more.

European Employment Models in Flux

Reprinted in S. Ackroyd and S. Fleetwood (eds) (2000), Realist Perspectives in Management and Organizations, Routledge and in D. Coates (ed.) (2003), Models of Capitalism: Debating Strengths and Weaknesses, Edward Elgar.


Author: G. Bosch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230237001

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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A new contribution to the debate on the evolution of European employment and social models. These models need to adjust to meet new challenges, including globalization, ageing societies, and new governance approaches at national, EU and international level. This book explores these issues through the experiences of nine EU countries.

The Role of Informal Economies in the Post Soviet World

Coates, D. (2002) Models of Capitalism: Debating Strengths and Weaknesses, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Cocco, M.R. and Santos, E. (1984) 'A economia subterranea: contributos para a sua analisee quanticacao no caso Portugues', ...


Author: Colin C. Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135036867

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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Based on extensive ethnographic and quantitative research, conducted in Ukraine and Russia between 2004 and 2012, this book’s central argument is that for many people the informal economy, such as cash in hand work, subsistence production and the use of social networks, is of great importance to everyday life. Formal work is both a facilitator of such processes and is often supported by them, as people can only afford to undertake low paid formal work as a result of their informal incomes. By looking at the informal nature of formal work and practices, informal practices, gift giving, volunteer work and the economies of the household the book is one of the first to give an overview of the nature of the informal economy in all spheres of everyday practice.