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The Comparative Institutional Analysis of Innovation: From Industrial Policy to the Knowledge Economy  

Steven Casper

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Apr 2010
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May 2010
This article surveys comparative institutional research from sociology and political science that seeks to explain patterns of innovation across the advanced industrial economies. It has ... More

Corporate Social Responsibility: The Reporting and Assurance Dimension  

David L. Owen and Brendan O'Dwyer

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
The purpose of this article is to provide a brief overview of the development of corporate social and environmental reporting practice since it first began to achieve some degree of ... More

Corporate Social Responsibility, Government, and Civil Society  

Jeremy Moon and David Vogel

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article examines the role of governments and civil society in shaping and encouraging corporate social responsibility (CSR). It begins by exploring the relationship between CSR and ... More

Dynamics of Regulation of Professional Service Firms: National and Transnational Developments  

Sigrid Quack and Elke Schüßler

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Aug 2015
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Oct 2015
This chapter examines how the changing roles and relationships between Professional Service Firms, clients and state actors in the context of broader social and economic transformations ... More

Enforcement and Compliance Strategies  

Neil Gunningham

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2010
Effective enforcement is vital to the successful implementation of social legislation, and legislation that is not enforced rarely fulfils its social objectives. This article examines the ... More

Environmental Governance  

David P. Baron and Thomas P. Lyon

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This article evaluates the institutions society uses to mitigate environmental externalities. A unified theory of environmental governance is reviewed, which determines the key players ... More

Industry Self-Regulation and Environmental Protection  

Andrew King, Andrea M. Prado, and Jorge Rivera

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This article explores some of the ways that corporations coordinate to set the rules of business competition. Such coordination is often called “industry self-regulation” (ISR). ISR is ... More

An International Corporate Governance Index  

Marina Martynova and Luc Renneboog

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
This chapter presents a comparative analysis of corporate governance regulatory systems and their development since 1990 in the United States and in 30 European countries. It introduces a ... More

Law as a Governing Institution  

Glenn Morgan and Sigrid Quack

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Apr 2010
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May 2010
This article reveals the tension between evolutionary, functionalist driven notions of law and more historical and contingent accounts of the emergence of particular legal systems, ... More

Private Provision of Public Services: The Case of Australia’s Motorways  

Demi Chung

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Apr 2017
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Sep 2017
The first public–private partnership (PPP) motorway in Australia was open to traffic more than two decades ago, and yet no comprehensive evaluation of PPPs in the road transport sector has ... More

Public Policy for the Creative Industries  

Hasan Bakhshi, Stuart Cunningham, and Juan Mateos-Garcia

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Jul 2015
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Sep 2014
The cultural and creative industries are closely intertwined with government. This chapter reviews key economic rationales for public policy interventions for the arts, cultural and ... More

Regulation and Comparative Corporate Governance  

Ruth V. Aguilera, Michel Goyer, and Luiz Ricardo Kabbach de Castro

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
This chapter explains how regulation affects corporate governance. The discussion uses a comparative perspective and includes a broad view of corporate governance. It first examines the ... More

Regulation and Competition Law in Telecommunications and Other Network Industries  

Peter Alexiadis and Martin Cave

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2010
This article examines how regulation and competition law have been deployed to control the firms operating in the telecommunications sector, and how, in particular, regulation has been ... More

Regulation and Sustainable Energy Systems  

Catherine Mitchell and Ashley Woodman Lawrie

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2010
This article discusses the extent to which regulation has a role to play in the development and operation of sustainable energy systems, in other words, the extent to which regulators' ... More

Regulation of Cyberspace  

Jürgen Feick and Raymund Werle

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2010
This article deals with the regulation of cyberspace and suggests that the challenges of regulation in this area are partly reminiscent of those in other regulatory domains and partly new ... More

The Regulation of the Pharmaceutical Industry  

Adrian Towse and Patricia M. Danzon

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2010
This article focuses on the pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical industry (including biological therapies and vaccines) is heavily regulated and yet has no intrinsic natural ... More

Standard‐Setting in Regulatory Regimes  

Colin Scott

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2010
Standards of one kind or another are central to all regulatory regimes. Conceived of in most general terms, standards are the norms, goals, objectives, or rules around which a regulatory ... More

The Strategic Management of Technology and Intellectual Property  

David J. Teece

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Apr 2006
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Sep 2009
The strategic management of technology is fundamentally about the commercialization of new knowledge. This article accordingly focuses very little on the creation of new knowledge, ... More

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