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Business Systems and Organizational Capabilities: The Institutional Structuring of Competitive Competences

Richard Whitley


Twenty-first century capitalism has been marked by an increasing international economic independence, and considerable differences between dominant economic systems of coordination and control. In this context, national competition and coordination within industries has increased, but the governance of leading firms and the kinds of competences they develop remains quite diverse. This book suggests how we can understand this combination of diversity and integration by developing the comparative business systems framework in three major ways. First, by identifying the particular circumstances i ... More

Keywords: capitalism, economic independence, governance, business systems, innovation systems, organizational careers, authority sharing, multinational firms

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199205172
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205172.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Whitley, author
Professor of Organisational Sociology, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
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Part I Introduction

Part II The Changing Nature of National Capitalisms: Institutional Regimes, Business Systems, and Innovation Systems

Part III Constructing Organizational Capabilities in Different Institutional Regimes

Part IV Internationalization and the Development of Transnational Organizational Capabilities

End Matter