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The Global and the Local: Understanding the Dialectics of Business Systems

Arndt Sorge


The internationalization of business systems is interdependent with the re-enactment of societal differences in business institutions and culture. Combined approaches from social sciences, including business, management, political science, and history are a demanding but very fruitful option to explain how business systems evolve. Long-term perspectives overcome the limitations of studies focused on topical developments or shorter periods. Comparisons of societies or economies require attention to historical depth. Germany as a nation — here taken as an example and case in point — and as a bus ... More

Keywords: globalization, internationalization, business systems, societal effects, Germany, economic institutions, socio-economic evolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278909
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278909.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arndt Sorge, author
Professor of International Business and Management in the Faculty of Management and Organization, University of Groningen