The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government

Paperback | December 10, 2011

EditorDavid Coen, Wyn Grant, Graham Wilson

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Business is one of the major power centres in modern society. The state seeks to check and channel that power so as to serve broader public policy objectives. However, if the way in which business is governed is ineffective or over burdensome, it may become more difficult to achieve desiredgoals such as economic growth or higher levels of employment. In a period of international economic crisis, the study of how business and government relate to each other in different countries is of more central importance than ever. These relationships have been studied from a number of different disciplinary perspectives - business studies, economics, economic history, law, and political science - and all of these are represented in this handbook. The first part of the book provides an introduction to the ways in which fivedifferent disciplines have approached the study of business and government. The second section, on the firm and the state, looks at how these entities interact in different settings, emphasising such phenomena as the global firm and varieties of capitalism. The third section examines how businessinteracts with government in different parts of the world, including the United States, the EU, China, Japan and South America. The fourth section reviews changing patterns of market governance through a unifying theme of the role of regulation. Business-government relations can play out indivergent ways in different policy and the fifth section examines the contrasts between different key arenas such as competition policy, trade policy, training policy and environmental policy. The volume provides an authoritative overview with chapters by leading authorities on the current state of knowledge of business-government relations, but also points to ways in which this work might be developed in the future, e.g., through a political theory of the firm.

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Business is one of the major power centres in modern society. The state seeks to check and channel that power so as to serve broader public policy objectives. However, if the way in which business is governed is ineffective or over burdensome, it may become more difficult to achieve desiredgoals such as economic growth or higher levels...

David Coen is Professor of Public Policy at University College London. Prior to joining UCL he held appointments at the London Business School and Max Planck Institute in Cologne and was awarded a PhD at the European University Institute, Florence. In recent years he has been a Fulbright distinguished scholar at the Centre for Europea...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:808 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:December 10, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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David Coen, Wyn Grant, and Graham Wilson: OverviewPart 1: Disciplinary Perspectives1. David Coen, Wyn Grant, and Graham Wilson: Political Science: Perspectives on Business and Government2. Christos Pitelis: Economics: Economic Theories of the Firm, Business, and Government3. Gregory Shaffer: Law and Business4. Jonathan Story and Thomas Lawton: Business Studies: The Global Dynamics of Business-State RelationsSection 2: Firm and State5. Bob Hancke: Varieties of Capitalism and Business6. Colin Crouch: The Global Firm: The Problem of the Giant Firm in Democratic Capitalism7. David Hart: Political Theory of the Firm8. Graham Wilson and Wyn Grant: Business and Political Parties9. Torben Iversen and David Soskice: Economic Interests and Political Representation: Coordination and Distributive Conflict in Historical Perspective10. Philippe C. Schmitter: Business and Neo-corporatismPart 3: Comparative Business Systems11. Timothy Werner and Graham Wilson: Business Representation in Washington, DC12. David Coen: European Business-Government Relations13. Ben Ross Schneider: Business Politics in Latin America: Patterns of Fragmentation and Centralization14. Yukihiko Hamada: Japanese Business-Government Relations15. Jonathan Story: China and the Multinational ExperiencePart 4: Changing Market Governance16. Michael Moran: The Rise of the Regulatory State17. Michelle Egan and Pamela Camerra-Rowe: International Regulators and Network Governance18. Timothy J. Sinclair: Credit Rating Agencies19. Tim Buthe and Walter Mattli: International Standards and Standard Setting Bodies20. David Vogel: Taming Globalization? Civil Regulation and Corporate CapitalismPart 5: Policy21. Pepper D. Culpepper: Corporate Control and Managerial Power22. Jeremy Moon, Nahee Kang, and Jean-Pascal Gond: Corporate Social Responsibility and Government23. Jason Heyes and Helen Rainbird: The State, Business, and Training24. Cathie Joe Martin: Social Policy and Business25. Carsten Greve: Private-Public Partnerships in Business and Government26. Francis J. Greene and David J. Storey: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Policy: Evaluating its Role and Purpose27. Gunnar Trumbull: Consumer Policy: Business and the Politics of Consumption28. Jill J. McCluskey and Johan Swinnen: Media Economics and the Political Economy of Information29. Wyn Grant: Environmental and Food Safety Policy30. Martin Chick: Network Utilities: Technological Development, Market Structure, and Forms of Ownership31. Christopher S. P. Magee and Stephen P. Magee: Endogenous Trade Protection: A Survey32. Stephen Wilks: Competition Policy