The Institutions of the Market: Organizations, Social Systems, and Governance by Alexander EbnerThe Institutions of the Market: Organizations, Social Systems, and Governance by Alexander Ebner

The Institutions of the Market: Organizations, Social Systems, and Governance

EditorAlexander Ebner, Nikolaus Beck

Paperback | August 17, 2008

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 343 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


This book approaches markets as a dynamic ensemble of institutions; and as a set of rules or norms, that contribute to the evolution of social systems of governance, and can be analysed as a structured social system. It tackles such questions as:* Where do markets come from and what drives their evolution? * How do organizations cope with the competitive dynamism of markets? * What is the role of governance mechanisms in the institutional coordination of markets? Using this 'new institutionalist' approach, an international group of leading scholars examine the institutional foundations of economic change. Drawn from an array of disciplines, including Business, Organization Studies, Economics, and Sociology, the contributors address the organizationalcapabilities of firms, the social structuration of competition, and the diversity of governance mechanisms in the market.Contributors include:Nikolaus Beck, Christophe Boone, Robert Boyer, Alexander Ebner, Neil Fligstein, Henrich R. Greve, John Harriss, Bob Hinings, Geoffrey M. Hodgson, Bob Jessop, Alfred Kieser, Namrata Malhotra, Renate E. Meyer, Richard R. Nelson, Rudolf Richter, Peter Walgenbach, Filippo Carlo Wezel, Sidney G. Winter,and Arjen Van Witteloostuijn.
Alexander Ebner is Affiliate Professor in the Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble, France. Nikolaus Beck is Assistant Professor and Chair of Organization Theory and Management, at the University of Erfurt, Germany
Title:The Institutions of the Market: Organizations, Social Systems, and GovernanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:August 17, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199231435

ISBN - 13:9780199231430

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

Alexander Ebner: Introduction: The Institutions of the MarketPart I: Market Agents: Knowledge and Learning in OrganisationsGeoffrey M. Hodgson: The Emergence of the Idea of Institutions as Repositories of KnowledgeSidney G. Winter: Dynamic Capability as a Source of ChangeAlfred Kieser: Rules, Routines, and Learning in OrganizationsHenrich R. Greve: Problemistic Search and (Inter-) Organizational LearningBob Hinings and Namrata Malhotra: Change in Institutional FieldsPart II: Market Process: Rules, Norms and the Social System of Market CompetitionNeil Fligstein: Myths of the MarketRudolf Richter: On the Social Structure of Markets: A Review and Assessment in the Perspective of the New Institutional EconomicsPeter Walgenbach and Renate E. Meyer: Institutional Entrepreneurship and the Structuring of Organizations and MarketsNikolaus Beck: Organizational Ecology as a Theory of CompetitionChristophe Boone, Filippo Carlo Wezel, and Arjen Van Witteloostuijn: Different Paths of Industry Evolution: Timing of Entry, Legitimation and Competition Spillovers Across CountriesPart III: Market Governance: Regulation, Coordination and Public PolicyRichard R. Nelson: What Makes an Economy Productive and Progressive? What are the Needed Institutions?Alexander Ebner: Institutional Evolution and the Political Economy of GovernanceJohn Harriss: Explaining Economic Change: The Relations of Institutions, Politics, and CultureBob Jessop: Polanyian, Regulationist, and Autopoieticist Reflections on States and Markets and their Implications for Knowledge and the Knowledge-Based EconomyRobert Boyer: Pierre Bourdieu - Analyst of Change? The View from Regulation Theory