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Changing Asian Business Systems: Globalization, Socio-Political Change, and Economic Organization

Richard Whitley and Xiaoke Zhang


This book examines the changing patterns of economic organization across Northeast and Southeast Asia against the backdrop of market liberalization, political changes and periodic economic crises since the 1990s. It provides an interdisciplinary account of variations, continuities and changes in the institutional structures that shape business systems and practices and govern innovation patterns, together with analyses of their impact on established systems of economic coordination and control. It makes important contributions to current theoretical and policy debates on the comparative analys ... More

Keywords: changing business systems, East Asia, institutional change, socio-political coalitions, innovation strategies, internationalization and dominant national business systems

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198729167
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729167.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Whitley, editor
Emeritus Professor of Organisational Sociology, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

Xiaoke Zhang, editor
Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester

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Richard Whitley and Xiaoke Zhang

Part I Changes and Continuities in Asian Business Systems

Part II Socio-Political Structuring of Asian Business Systems

6 Change with Continuity

Gary G. Hamilton and Solee Shin

8 Change and Continuity in Corporate Governance Structures

Lai Si Tsui-Auch, Jun Jie Yang, and Toru Yoshikawa

Part III Business Systems, Institutions, and Innovation Strategies

11 Compressed Development, Business Systems, and Innovation

D. Hugh Whittaker, Timothy J. Sturgeon, and Lei Song

12 Entrepreneurial Communities and the State

Steve Casper and Cornelia Storz


Xiaoke Zhang and Richard Whitley

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