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The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government

Edited by David Coen, Wyn Grant and Graham Wilson

Volume 1, issue Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780199214273
Published online May 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199214273.001.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management

The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government

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The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government analyses the relationship between business and government from a number of different disciplinary perspectives. 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 desired goals, 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. The authors are all authorities on the current state of knowledge of business-government relations. Part One of the book provides an introduction to the ways in which five different disciplines have approached the study of business and government. Part Two, 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. Part Three examines how business interacts with government in different parts of the world, including the United States, the EU, China, Japan and South America. Part Four reviews changing patterns of market governance through a unifying theme of the role of regulation. Business-government relations can play out in divergent ways in different policy, and Part Five examines the contrasts between different key arenas such as competition policy, trade policy, training policy and environmental policy. The book also points to ways in which this work might be developed in the future, e.g. through a political theory of the firm.

Keywords: modern society; the state; public policy; economic growth; high employment; international economic crisis; global firm; capitalism; United States; EU; China; Japan; South America; regulation; policies

Book.  808 pages. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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Varieties of Capitalism and Business in The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government

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