Globalization has profound effects on national economies even as distinct national ‘models’ of capitalism remain. International and Comparative Business accessibly tracks the historical and socio-political contexts of the world's major countries on a chapter-by-chapter basis to the present day. The book provides a comprehensive, critical, yet concise introduction to each of the economies’ key features, including macro overviews as well as organizational and workplace-level analysis. Each chapter features learning objectives, in-depth interpretation and critique of key literature, and annotated further reading to allow readers to rigorously navigate their way through the wealth of material available for each country. This text is essential reading for students and researchers in the areas of international business and cross-cultural management, comparative political economy, and history.
- Chapter 1: Introducing the Field
- Chapter 2: Theorizing Varieties of Capitalism
- Chapter 3: The USA: The World's Foremost Economic, Political and Military Power
- Chapter 4: The United Kingdom: A Problematic Triumph of Finance Over Industry
- Chapter 5: France: Powerful Traditions Turning to Radical Change
- Chapter 6: Germany: Europe's ‘Production Machine’
- Chapter 7: 7 Nordic Economies: The Employee Dignity Agenda
- Chapter 8: Russia and the Former Soviet Union: The Radical Adoption, Creation, and Abandonment of Models
- Chapter 9: India: A Turbulent Transformation
- Chapter 10: China: Multiple Models Amid Growth and Change
- Chapter 11: Japan: Still the World's Second Most Prominent Model?
- Chapter 12: Conclusion