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Business Systems and Organizational CapabilitiesThe Institutional Structuring of Competitive Competences$
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Richard Whitley

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199205172

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205172.001.0001

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The Comparative Analysis of Competing Capitalisms

The Comparative Analysis of Competing Capitalisms

(p.3) 1 The Comparative Analysis of Competing Capitalisms
Business Systems and Organizational Capabilities

Richard Whitley (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a summary of the major ways of comparing the organization and control of economic activities in capitalist societies, and how different business systems vary in their dominance of market economies through their association with particular kinds of societal institutions. The key dimensions that distinguish different ways of organizing and controlling market economies are described, and their combination as eight ideal types of business systems is discussed. The various kinds of strategic actors that exercise authority in these are distinguished, together with the different kinds of connections between dominant institutions and prevalent patterns of economic organization at different levels of analysis.

Keywords:   organization, economic activities, market economies, capitalism, business systems

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