Change in SMEs: Towards A New European Capitalism? by K. BluhmChange in SMEs: Towards A New European Capitalism? by K. Bluhm

Change in SMEs: Towards A New European Capitalism?

byK. BluhmEditorR. Schmidt

Hardcover | August 4, 2008

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Most research on institutional features of distinct varieties of capitalism in Europe has analyzed only large corporations. This volume explores the impact of the institutional and structural changes on corporate governance, management culture, and social relationships in small and medium sized enterprises in different European countries.
INGRID ARTUS is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. She publishes on collective bargaining systems in Germany, France and at European level. KATHARINA BLUHM is Assistant Professor for Sociology at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena and currently fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum in B...
Title:Change in SMEs: Towards A New European Capitalism?Format:HardcoverDimensions:303 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.01 inPublished:August 4, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230515894

ISBN - 13:9780230515895


Table of Contents

Why should the Varieties Literature Grant Smaller Firms more Attention? An Introduction; K.Bluhm& R.Schmidt PART I: CHANGING FINANCING, OWNERSHIP AND FIRM MANAGEMENT The Power of Financial Markets: What does that Mean and how does it Work for Different Categories of Companies?; J.Kädtler& M.Faust Change within Traditional Channels: German SMEs, the Restructuring of the Banking Sector, and the Growing Shareholder-value Orientation; K.Bluhm& B.Martens Corporate Financing, Management and Organization: An Anglo-German Comparison; M.Geppert& B.Martens Stakeholder or Shareholder Orientation? Entrepreneurial Careers and Value Preferences of Entrepreneurs in East Germany; R.Lang SMEs in France: Perspectives and New Generation of Small Business Owners; A.Fayolle& S.Fattoum Family Business and Family Change: The End of Patriarchalism; H.Kotthoff PART II: SMES IN GLOBALIZED PRODUCTION NETWORKS SMEs in the Global Economy: A Comparison of the Global Production Networks of German and British Clothing Firms; C.Lane& J.Probert Flexibility and Formalization: Rethinking Space and Governance in Corporations and Manufacturing Regions; G.Herrigel Innovation Strategies of Non-research SMEs in Europe: H.Hirsch-Kreinsen From the 'Wild West' Towards Europe: SMEs in Poland: T.Borkowski& A.Marcinkowski PART III: LABOUR RELATIONS IN CHANGE Structural Changes and New Forms of Social Regulation in the 'Third Italy': V.Telljohann Polish SMEs at a Crossroads: Market Strategies and Labour Relations in Global Competition: R-E.Lungwitz, M.Wannöffel&Y.Rückert Unravelling Regulation: How Production Relocation to the East Impacts the German Model of Labour Relations; M.Fichter Irregular Forms of Interest Representation in SMEs: A German-French Comparison; I.Artus Social Relationships in German SMEs: An East-west Comparison; R.Schmidt