This inspiring Handbook brings together alternative perspectives from a range of disciplines to shed light on the nature of institutions and their relationship to firm-level practices and outcomes across a wide range of national settings.
Expertly written by leading scholars from a range of different starting points, this compendium presents a synthesis of recent work relating to institutionally-informed accounts from transitional and emerging markets, as well as from mature economies. It specifically focuses on the linkage between institutions and what goes on inside firms, and the relationship between setting, strategic choice and systemic outcomes.
The Handbook is explicitly multi-disciplinary, encompassing perspectives from a range of the functional areas of management studies. It will prove invaluable for postgraduate students and faculty in international business, and the wider research community in the areas of international business, corporate governance, socio-economics, and comparative HRM.
Edited by Geoffrey Wood, Dean and Professor of International Business and Mehmet Demirbag, Professor of International Business and Deputy Dean, Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK
Contents: Introduction Geoffrey Wood and Mehmet Demirbag PART I: INSTITUTIONS AND COMPARATIVE BUSINESS STUDIES: THE STATE OF ART 1. Institutions and Comparative Business Studies: Supranational and National Regulation Geoffrey Wood and Mehmet Demirbag 2. International Business, Multinationals and National Business Systems Glenn Morgan 3. Financing Firms in Different Countries Franklin Allen 4. Anglo-Saxon Capitalism in Crisis? Models of Liberal Capitalism and the Preconditions for Financial Stability Sue Konzelmann and Marc Fovargue-Davies 5. Framing Human Resource Management: The Importance of National Institutional Environments to What Management Does (and Should Do) John Godard 6. Constitutive Contexts: The Myth of Common Cultural Values Brendan McSweeney 7. The Role of Institutions and Multinational Enterprises in Economic Development Ben L. Kedia, Jack A. Clampit and Nolan T. Gaffney 8. The International Labour Organization Nigel Haworth and Steve Hughes 9. Categories of Distance and International Business Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra and Mehmet Erdem Genc 10. Beyond the `Rules of the Game': Three Institutional Approaches and How They Matter for International Business Jasper J. Hotho and Torben Pedersen 11. The Multinational Enterprise, Institutions and Corruption Martina McGuinness and Mehmet Demirbag PART II: INSTITUTIONS AND CONTEXT: DEVELOPED ECONOMIES 12. The Role of the MNE Headquarters in Subsidiary Innovation: An Institutional Perspective Kieran M. Conroy and David G. Collings 13. Partial or Full Acquisition: Influences of Institutional Pressures on Acquisition Entry Strategy of Multinational Enterprises Ahmad Arslan and Jorma Larimo 14. Managing Improvisational Practice: The Tension between Structure and Creative Difference Holly Patrick, Gail Greig and Nic Beech PART II: INSTITUTIONS AND CONTEXT: EMERGING AND DEVELOPING ECONOMIES 15. South-South Foreign Direct Investment: Key Role of Institutions and Future Prospects Axele Giroud, Hafiz Mirza and Kee Hwee Wee 16. Internationalization, Institutions and Economic Growth: A Fuzzy-Set Analysis of the New EU Member States Matthew M.C. Allen and Maria L. Aldred 17. Financial System and Equity Culture Development in Central and Eastern European Countries: The Effect of Institutional Environment Zita Stone, Fragkiskos Filippaios and Carmen Stoian 18. Between Welfare and Bargaining: Union Heterogeneity in Europe's `Far East' Richard Croucher and Claudio Morrison 19. Explaining Persistence of Dysfunctionality in Post-Communist Transformation Martin Upchurch 20. The Co-evolution of the Institutional Environments and Internationalization Experiences of Turkish Internationalizing Firms Bahattin Karademir and Attila Yaprak 21. Exploring Western and Chinese Business Relationship Paradigms Dorothy A. Yen and Bradley R. Barnes 22. Reforms in Russian Corporate Governance and Evaluation of Russian Boards of Directors Dilek Demirbas, Andrey Yukhanaev and Roman Stepanov 32. Firms, Markets and the Social Regulation of Capitalism in Sub-Saharan Africa Gilton Klerck Index