International and Comparative Business: Foundations of Political Economies

International and Comparative Business: Foundations of Political Economies

By: Leo McCann (author)Hardback

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There is plenty of literature and guidance available on international business and the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed for working across nations. But few texts sufficiently interrogate the different roots of national economic models and their development, which are crucial to understanding contemporary business environments and the realities of working within them. This new text is wholly devoted to exploring the most powerful political economies across the globe, from East to West, to help give you this vital grounding for future practice or research. The author accessibly tracks the historical and socio-political contexts of each country on a chapter by chapter basis to the present day. The book provides a comprehensive yet concise introduction to each of the economies' key features, including macro overviews as well as organizational and workplace-level analysis. Each chapter includes learning objectives, plenty of examples, and annotated further reading to help you rigorously navigate your 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, as well as politics and history.

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Leo McCann is Professor of Organisation Studies at Manchester Business School. His research and teaching focuses on the impacts of large-scale economic change on work and organization across numerous countries. He has written many articles on the subject of the international transformation of white-collar work in journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, and Organization Studies. He is the co-author of Managing in the Modern Corporation(Cambridge University Press, 2009), a major empirical study into the restructuring of white-collar work in the UK, USA and Japan. His research draws on the paradigms of sociology of work, varieties of capitalism, and political economy, exploring how large-scale 'global' transformations are translated through national institutional structures with often profound effects on the everyday lives of organizations, managers, workers and citizens. He is also the author of International and Comparative Business: Foundations of Political Economies (Sage Publications, 2014), a textbook based on over a decade of experience teaching and researching comparative capitalism, globalization, and the restructuring of organizations and work.


Introducing the Field Theorizing Varieties of Capitalism The USA: The World's Foremost Economic, Political and Military Power United Kingdom: A Problematic Triumph of Finance over Industry France: Powerful Traditions Turning to Radical Change Germany: Europe's Production Machine Nordic Economies: The Employee Dignity Agenda Russia and the Former Soviet Union: The Radical Adoption, Creation and Abandonment of Models India: A Turbulent Transformation China: Multiple Models Amid Growth and Change Japan: The World's Second Most Prominent Economic Model Conclusions

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/10/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781412948753
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781412948753
  • weight: 816
  • ISBN10: 1412948754

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