- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Institutional Perspectives—Working towards Coherence or Irreconcilable Diversity?
- Beyond Comparative Statics: Historical Institutional Approaches to Stability and Change In the Political Economy of Labor
- Actors and Institutions
- Institutional Reproduction and Change
- Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Social Science Data
- The State in the Economy: Neoliberal or Neoactivist?
- Money and Markets
- Transnational Institutions and International Regimes
- Law as a Governing Institution
- Institutional Change in Financial Systems
- The Comparative Institutional Analysis of Innovation: From Industrial Policy to the Knowledge Economy
- Changing Competition Models in Market Economies: The Effects of Inter‐nationalization, Technological Innovations, and Academic Expansion on the Conditions Supporting Dominant Economic Logics
- Institutions, Wealth, and Inequality
- Corporate Governance
- The Institutional Construction of Firms
- Institutionalizing the Employment Relationship
- Inter‐Firm Relations in Global Manufacturing: Disintegrated Production and Its Globalization
- Institutional Transformation in European Post‐Communist Regimes
- State Failure
- Financial Capitalism Resurgent: Comparative Institutionalism and the Challenges of Financialization
- Institutional Competitiveness: How Nations came to Compete
- Epilogue: Institutions in History: Bringing Capitalism Back In
Abstract and Keywords
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 two broad aims. Firstly, the article reviews three scholarly literatures that link innovation to the orientation of national institutional models: political science research on industrial policy and competitiveness, sociological institutionalism, and the varieties of capitalism tradition. Secondly, it explores in more detail how national institutional differences across the advanced industrial economies impact innovation within the knowledge economy. Drawing on recent research linking sectoral systems of innovation and national institutional models, the article explores how financial, labour market, and corporate governance institutions across different types of economies impact the organization of ‘radically innovative’ companies in new technology often associated with Silicon Valley.
Steven Casper, Associate Professor, Keck Graduate Institute, California.
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