The BRICs and Emerging Economies in Comparative Perspective

Political Economy, Liberalisation and Institutional Change

Author: Uwe Becker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134647034

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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In the past ten to twenty years the global political economy picture has dramatically changed with the emergence of the economies of Brazil, Russia, India and, notably, China (BRICs) as big players and competitors of the advanced economies in the West and Eastern Asia. The book comparatively analyses institutional change in the BRICs. This book examines the BRICs by analysing their institutional development, their main continuities and changes, and their differences. It provides a comparative analysis of the political economies of the BRICs, but also considers South Africa and Turkey. The contributors provide a systematic comparison of the state-economy and the capital-labour relationships and explore whether they liberalized or followed a specific trajectory. The book also addresses debates on the varieties of capitalism and explores whether the emerging economies fit into the dichotomous construction of liberal and coordinated capitalism or whether they require a more differentiated typological approach. Moving away from rigid conceptions and the static classification of political economies as either liberal or coordinated and presenting a more open approach, The BRICs and Emerging Economies in Comparative Perspective will be vital reading for students and scholars of comparative political economy, international relations, capitalism, the BRICs, emerging markets and the role of the state in the economy.

Historizität und Sozialität in der sozioökonomischen Bildung

Author: Christian Fridrich,Reinhold Hedtke,Georg Tafner

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658228016

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

View: 1753

Der Themenband beschäftigt sich mit der Bedeutung des Sozialen und des Historischen für sozioökonomische Bildung in Schulen und Hochschulen in Deutschland und Österreich. In den Beiträgen werden fachwissenschaftliche Begründungslinien und fachdidaktische Konzepte für die systematische Integration von historischen und gesellschaftlichen Perspektiven in Bildungsgänge der sozialwissenschaftlichen Domäne entwickelt. Sie greifen damit aktuelle fachwissenschaftliche Debatten über die Relevanz von Geschichte und Gesellschaft für ein angemessenes Verständnis von Wirtschaft auf. Historizität und Sozialität sind zentrale Konzepte für die sozioökonomische Bildung, weil ökonomische Institutionen, Strukturen und Prozesse ebenso historisch bedingt und gesellschaftlich eingebettet sind, wie die Begriffe, Theorien und Verfahren, mit denen sie in Wissenschaft, Bildung und Öffentlichkeit erschlossen und verhandelt werden, und die Politiken, mit denen sie gestaltet werden. Die Autorinnen und Autoren zeigen, wie man diese grundlegenden Zusammenhänge theoretisch, konzeptionell und praktisch in der sozioökonomischen Bildung aufgreifen kann.

Emerging Powers in a Comparative Perspective

The Political and Economic Rise of the BRIC Countries

Author: Vidya Nadkarni,Norma C. Noonan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623560594

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 3547

The book examines the rising influence of emerging powers in global politics, with a special focus on the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China). Chapters contributed by international scholars first look at the changing status of the US in the 21st century and at the EU as both an emerging and innovative power. China's rising power status, India's regional and global influence, Russia's re-emergence, and Brazil's growing regional and international role are then analyzed comparatively to explain how the BRIC states are poised to become vital players not only in politics and economy, but also in key international concerns such as terrorism, globalization, and climate change. The book provides a detailed analysis of political, economic, security, and foreign policy trends in the BRIC countries to address such questions as to whether they will seek to revise the international order or work within it and how they will deal with transnational global problems. Using a unique comparative approach, the text will appeal to undergraduate students in world politics, international relations, and foreign policy.

The Impact of Emerging Economies on Global Energy and the Environment

Challenges Ahead

Author: Bruce Bagley,Dina Moulioukova,Hanna S. Kassab

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498519121

Category: Political Science

Page: 372

View: 8006

This volume focuses on the impacts of the BRICS nations on world energy markets. In the analyses presented here, a variety of factors, such as national patterns of production and consumption, international energy trade, and the extent to which alternative and competing policies maintain or bring about change in the international order, are examined.

Chinas Kapitalismus

Entstehung, Verlauf, Paradoxien

Author: Tobias ten Brink

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 359339880X

Category: Political Science

Page: 372

View: 1443

Das chinesische Wirtschaftswachstum der letzten 30 Jahre stellt mittlerweile jeden anderen langen Aufschwung der neueren Geschichte in den Schatten. Wie konnte sich diese Entwicklung in einem Land vollziehen, in dem die uneingeschränkte Herrschaft der Kommunistischen Partei gilt? Tobias ten Brink untersucht die politische Ökonomie Chinas erstmals systematisch anhand von Erkenntnissen aus der vergleichenden und internationalen Kapitalismusforschung. Seine Analyse der Dynamiken dieses eigentümlichen Wirtschaftstyps zeigt zudem, dass der chinesische Kapitalismus eine paradoxale Entwicklung durchläuft, die den Aufstieg Chinas zur Weltmacht beeinträchtigen könnte.

Emerging Economies and Firms in the Global Crisis

Author: Marin Marinov,Svetla Marinova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137277475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 390

View: 4221

Comprised of chapters that explore the impact of the global crisis on emerging economies and firms and their response to it. The ways in which the leading emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China are dealing with the challenges of the crisis are complemented by the methods applied by countries and firms in Central and Eastern Europe.

Business and Climate Change Governance

South Africa in Comparative Perspective

Author: T. Börzel,R. Hamann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137302747

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 3186

How and why do business organisations contribute to climate change governance? The contributors' findings on South Africa, Kenya and Germany demonstrate that business contributions to the mitigation and adaptation to climate change vary significantly.

Aid as Handmaiden for the Development of Institutions

A New Comparative Perspective

Author: M. Nissanke,Y. Shimomura

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137023481

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

View: 9160

Through comparative studies of aid-supported infrastructure projects in East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, the book examines how aid could assist development processes by facilitating development of local endogenous institutions.

Emerging Economies and the Transformation of International Business

Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICs)

Author: Subhash C. Jain

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1847202985

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 566

View: 7309

The economic power of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICs) is rapidly increasing, changing the landscape of global economics and politics. Top scholars of international business address in this vital volume the markets, strategy implications, challenges and possibilities of this new economic reality. As these four nations acquire greater economic clout, the opportunities for other countries increase. The contributors describe the favorable circumstances these evolving economies could provide for the US and other countries, such as expanded markets and services, higher returns on investments, and new partners in building a more peaceful and prosperous world. In contrast, they also discuss risks to traditional industries and possible challenges to positions on human rights and intellectual property protections, environmental standards, free markets and democratic governments. The volume emphasizes the need for companies to adopt strategies to stay ahead in the changing business environment. Governments must also design and implement new policies geared toward mutually beneficial relationships with BRICs. This enlightening study will be of great interest to students and scholars of international business. Executives of large companies will find it of great practical use when planning their organization s future strategies.

The Creative Capital of Cities

Interactive Knowledge Creation and the Urbanization Economies of Innovation

Author: Stefan Krätke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444342258

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 7712

This book challenges the new urban growth concepts of the creative class and creative industries from a critical urban theory perspective. Critiques Richard Florida's popular books about cities and the creative class Presents an alternative approach based on analyses of empirical research data concerning the German urban system and the case study regions, Hanover and Berlin Underscores that the culture industry takes a leading role in conforming with neoliberal conceptions of labor markets

Accounting in Central and Eastern Europe

Author: Cătălin Nicolae Albu,Razvan V. Mustata

Publisher: Emerald Group Pub Limited


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

View: 4015

This volume examines the accounting issues within Central and Eastern Europe, looking back to the fall of communism (1980s-90s) and its effect on the countries' accounting and business models.

The BRICS in International Development

Author: Jing Gu,Alex Shankland,Anuradha Chenoy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137556463

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 5099

This book offers a comprehensive comparative perspective on the increasingly significant development cooperation activities of the BRICS. Providing a powerful set of insights into the drivers for engagement within each country, it brings together leading experts from Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and OECD countries. The authors review the empirical evidence for the BRICS’ modes of development cooperation and their geographical reach, and explore the historical background and patterns of international development engagement of each country. They also present a cutting-edge analysis of the broader geopolitical shifts, distinctive ideologies and normative discourses that are influencing and informing their engagement in increasingly ambitious joint projects such as the New Development Bank. This collection is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the rapidly changing landscape of international development.

Mapping BRICS Media

Author: Kaarle Nordenstreng,Daya Kishan Thussu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135445311

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 4409

Mapping BRICS Media is the first comprehensive and comparative study of the emerging media landscape in the world’s most dynamic and fastest growing markets. This pioneering collection focuses on one of the key topics in contemporary international relations - the emergence of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) - a grouping that includes some of the world’s largest populations and fastest growing economies. The volume brings together leading scholars, mainly from the BRICS nations, to examine how the emergence of the BRICS media will impact on global media and communication. Contextualizing the rise of the BRICS nations within the broader shifts in global power relations, the chapters investigate the unprecedented growth of the BRICS media within a ‘multi-polar’ world, evaluating the media landscapes in the individual BRICS countries, their histories, and their journalism practices, as well as analyzing emerging inter-BRICS media relationships. Accessible and comprehensive, the book provides a critical guide to the complex debates about the impact of the ‘rise of the rest’ on the media globe and how far this poses a challenge to the Western-dominated world order and its media systems.

The great transformation

politische und ökonomische Ursprünge von Gesellschaften und Wirtschaftssystemen

Author: Karl Polanyi

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economic history

Page: 378

View: 8644


The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Andrew F. Cooper

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198723393

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 1636

In the wake of the post-Cold War era, the aftermath of 9/11, the 2008 global financial crisis, and the emergence of the G20 at the leaders level, few commentators expected a reshaping of the global system towards multipolarity, and away from the United States. And yet, the BRICS - encompassing Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - has emerged as a challenge to the international status quo. But what is its capacity as a transformative force? And can it provide a significant counter-narrative to the Western dominated global order? In this Very Short Introduction Andrew Cooper explores the emergence of the BRICS as a concept. Drawing on historical precedent, Cooper provides a contemporary analysis of the BRICS' practice and influence as as a forum and a lobby group in advancing a distinctive but amorphous agenda amongst global politics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Handbook of Human Resource Management in Emerging Markets

Author: Frank Horwitz,Pawan Budhwar

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781955018

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 6169

The economic growth of emerging markets has been unparalleled in recent history, accounting for 50 per cent of global economic output. Despite this reality, this much-needed Handbook is the first contemporary book on human resource management (HRM) res

At the Crossroads of Post-Communist Modernisation

Russia and China in Comparative Perspective

Author: C. Pursiainen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284137

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

View: 9224

This volume takes a comparative approach to understand general tendencies in post-Communist transition in Russia and China. Bringing together perspectives from Political Science, Sociology and IR, it analyses three arenas of social change: socio-economic systems, political systems, and foreign policies.

Managing Global Organizations

A Cultural Perspective

Author: Rabi S. Bhagat,Harry Charalambos Triandis,Annette S. McDevitt

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781951950

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 1977

ÔAs its title implies, this book by three distinguished scholars puts a cultural perspective at the front and center of issues relating to current approaches to managing complex organizations. It does this by covering the most recent relevant findings by researchers from around the world and, most importantly, interpreting those findings in ways that provide useful guidelines and approaches for those in positions of organizational responsibility. For anyone studying or practicing management in challenging global-oriented contexts this volume is essential Ð and highly interesting Ð reading.Õ Ð Lyman W. Porter, University of California, US ÔThis book is a tour-de-force and a must-read for any scholar and practitioner who is interested in managing global organizations. From such topics as how to motivate, reward, lead, manage conflict, and structure work in different cultural contexts, the authors provide critical insights into how culture shapes all aspects of organizational behavior and a compelling vision of the future that awaits multinational and global organizations. Bravo to the authors for providing the field with a gold mine of information on managing organizations across cultures!Õ Ð Michele Joy Gelfand, University of Maryland, US ÔThis book represents the very best of academic as well as field intensive thinking about cultural and global issues in organizations. While many people have focused on cultural and global issues in the past several decades, the field has largely lacked a systematic review and analysis of these issues in specific contexts. What Bhagat, Triandis and McDevitt offer the reader is a wonderfully comprehensive analysis of key issues of culture in organizations. This is absolutely a ÒmustÓ reading for every serious scholar of global organizations.Õ Ð Chris Earley, Purdue University, US ÔThis is an important book dealing with the increasingly important phenomenon of international business ventures and the globalization of management, markets, and careers. Drs. Bhagat, Triandis, and McDevitt have produced a challenging and highly readable book in which they analyze such key concepts as intercultural communication, job satisfaction in culturally diverse workplaces, the additional workplace stressors brought on by international business alliances, the importance of working with others in groups and on teams charged with task completion, and the transfer of technology among people with different but overlapping skill sets and knowledge. This book will find a valued place in the libraries of international managers, graduate students contemplating careers in international business, and trainers who take on the challenge of preparing people for assignments in countries other than their own.Õ Ð Richard Brislin, University of Hawaii, US ÔIssues of cultural variations in the management of global organizations are of great importance in the 21st century. In developing this book, these three authors bring a wealth of academic knowledge, practical insights from their consulting and worldwide travels in presenting us a coherent picture of how the world of work organizations have changed in response to cultural differences and synergies. The 14 chapters cover all of the important aspects of organization behavior and theory including recent topics like global management focused on the creation and transfer of organizational knowledge. This book is a must read for all students interested in understanding the fundamentals of cultural differences and how they affect the management of global organizations.Õ Ð Kwok Leung, City University of Hong Kong, China The globalization of business is a reality that confronts organizations of all sizes from different nations and cultures. This book serves as a comprehensive guide for understanding the nature of cultural variations that affect important aspects of organizational behavior. The authors expertly cover all of the relevant functions that managers are concerned with in the process of managing global organizations. Various research-based theories and findings are discussed to explain the significance of cultural variations in these phenomena. Readers will gain a clear perspective on how cultural variations have the potential to affect organizational functioning and effectiveness across national borders. A mastery of the fundamental concepts and issues covered in this book will enable future managers of multinational and global corporations to become more effective in dealing with people in different countries and enhance organizational effectiveness on an ongoing basis. Scholars and students will also find this book a path-breaking resource for understanding this important topic.

Determinants of FDI Flows within Emerging Economies

A Case Study of Poland

Author: A. Mironko

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137372168

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

View: 4563

This study provides a detailed examination of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Poland and explores the impact this has on foreign investment policy. It analyzes and identifies location patterns of FDI and strives to determine the supporting motives behind location choices of foreign companies.

Handbook on Social Stratification in the BRIC Countries

Change and Perspective

Author: Peilin Li

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814390429

Category: Social Science

Page: 821

View: 9151

Along with the fast growing economy, the term "BRICs" was coined to represent the newly emerging countries, Brazil, Russia, India and China. This book shows readers that it is the profound social structural changes in these countries that determine their future, and to a large extent, will shape the socio-economic landscape of the future world.