• Title: International and Comparative Business: Foundations of Political Economies
  • Author: Leo McCann
  • Released: 2013-12-12
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 392
  • ISBN: 1412948754
  • ISBN13: 978-1412948753
  • ASIN: 1412948754
Review 'Erudite and accessible, Leo McCann's exploration of the globalizing world economy stands out in its astute recognition of the continuing power of nationally specific forms of capitalism. Far from being a one-size-fits-all Anglo-American template, neoliberalism comes in many different hues and variations. Offering a comprehensive overview of European and Asian business models, McCann demonstrates how the national gets reconfigured around the global without losing some of its unique features. International and Comparative Business is by far the best textbook in the field and is destined to become a classic for years to come' (Manfred B. Steger)


A sweeping examination of systems of capitalism in theory and in the world's major industrial economies leads Leo McCann to challenge the conventional wisdom on globalization. Historical analysis of the evolution of business systems and detailed examination of present practice demonstrate persuasively that, despite facing common challenges, distinctive national differences remain salient. A must read for anyone who needs to understand how business systems operate in an increasingly interdependent world economy. (Dr Eileen Appelbaum)

About the Author

Dr Leo McCann is Senior Lecturer in International and Comparative Management at Manchester Business School. His research and teaching focuses on the impacts of large-scale economic change on work and organization across numerous countries. He has written many articles on the subject of the international transformation of white-collar work in journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, and Organization Studies. He is the co-author of Managing in the Modern Corporation (Cambridge University Press, 2009). His research draws on the paradigms of sociology of work, varieties of capitalism, and political economy, exploring how large-scale ‘global’ transformations are translated through national institutional structures with often profound effects on the everyday lives of organizations, managers, workers and citizens. The present volume is his first textbook, based on over a decade of experience teaching and researching comparative capitalism, globalization, and the restructuring of organizations and work.

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