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Title Capitalisms compared / edited by Lars Mjøset, Tommy H. Clausen
Published Amsterdam ; Oxford : Elsevier JAI, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (409 pages)
Series Comparative social research ; v. 24
Comparative social research ; v. 24
Contents Cover -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Editorial Board -- List of Contributors -- An Introduction to the Comparison of Capitalisms -- A Binary Approach Committed to High Theory, with Priority to one Factor -- Discussing the use of Multiple Regression in Comparative Research -- Systematic Process Analysis and the Segmenting Strategy of Generalization -- The Persistence of the Standard Attitude -- A Variety-Oriented Approach, Committed to Grounded Theory, Sensitive to Conjunctions of Factors -- References -- Part I: Substantive Studies -- Chapter 1. Varieties of Capitalism and Innovative Enterprise -- 1. Varieties of Capitalism, Market Forces, and Innovative Enterprise -- 2. Social Conditions of Innovative Enterprise -- 3. The US old Economy Model -- 4. The Japanese Challenge -- 5. Varieties of Western European Capitalism -- 6. The Rise of the US New Economy Business Model -- 7. Innovative Enterprise and Economic Development -- Acknowledgment -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 2. A New Taxonomy of National Systems of Corporate Governance -- Introduction -- Section 1. A Taxonomic Synthesis -- Section 2. A Comparison of Development Sequences -- Section 3. Directions of Change and Internal Contradictions -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 3. An Early Approach to the Varieties of World Capitalism: Methodological and Substantive Lessons from the Senghaas/Menzel-Project -- Introduction -- Problem Formulation -- How Can Present-Day Developing Countries Achieve Growth and Development? -- Theoretical Point of Departure -- First Round of Theoretical Sampling -- Contemporary Socialist Developing States -- First Memo -- Conceptual Discussion -- Second Memo -- Defining the Core Category of Autocentred Development -- Second Round of Theoretical Sampling -- Historical -- Thire Memo -- Lists of Explanatory Factors -- Third Round of Theoretical Sampling -- Earlier and New Socialist Cases -- Fourth Round of Theoretical Sampling -- Contemporary Successful Developers, the NIC-Countries -- Integrating the Theory -- Generalization and Operationalization -- Premature Generalization? -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgement -- References -- Chapter 4. China's Capitalist Transition: The Making of a New Variety of Capitalism -- Introduction -- Capitalism and China -- China's Variety of Capitalism -- Conclusion: Studying Capitalist Transitions -- Acknowledgment -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 5. Varieties of Capitalism and Institutional Change -- 1. Introduction -- 2. How Many Capitalisms? -- 3. Institutions and Economic Performance -- 4. State Intervention -- 5. The Wage-Labour Nexus -- 6. Financial Systems -- 7. Social Protection and Education -- 8. Where are Different Capitalisms Now? -- 9. Conclusions -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Part II: A Symposium on Methodology in Comparative Research -- Chapter 6. Limits and Alternatives to Multiple Regression in Comparative Research -- Strengths and Weaknesses of Multiple Regression -- ''Causal Arguments'' or Mere ''Summaries''? -- Complementing Regression with other Types of Analysis --T$
Summary The issue contains papers by Robert Boyer, A. Tylecote & F. Visintin, Chris McNally & William Lazonick. It also contains a special section based on a contribution by Michael Shalev, "Limits and alternatives to multiple regression in comparative political economy", which adresses techniques of analysing the variety of political-economic constellations in a methdological way. Shalev's views are critically scrutinized by a number of leading scholars, including Charles Ragin, Ro Rothstein, Gøsta Esping-Andersen, Jonas Pontusson and others
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Capitalism -- Cross-cultural studies.
Comparative economics -- Methodology.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Clausen, Tommy H.
Mjøset, Lars.
ISBN 0080476635 (electronic bk.)
1849504148 (electronic bk.)
9780080476636 (electronic bk.)
9781849504140 (electronic bk.)