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  1. Vanity Economics

    Vanity Economics

    C. Simon Fan
    This book presents an accessible and sometimes controversial economic exploration of numerous issues surrounding sex, marriage and family. It analyzes the role of ‘vanity’, defined as social status and self-esteem, in social and economic behaviors. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  2. Comparative Institutional Analysis

    Comparative Institutional Analysis

    Masahiko Aoki
    This volume collects 22 articles by Masahiko Aoki, selected from writings published over the course of his 45-year academic career. These fascinating essays cover a range of issues, including mechanism design, comparative governance, corporate governance, institutions and institutional change, but are tied together by a focus on East Asia and a comparative institutional framework. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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  3. Towards a Cultural Political Economy

    Towards a Cultural Political Economy

    Ngai-Ling Sum, Bob Jessop
    This fascinating volume offers a critique of recent institutional and cultural turns in heterodox economics and political economy. Using seven case studies as examples, the authors explore how research on sense- and meaning-making can deepen critical studies in political economy, illuminating its role in critiquing the specific categories, contradictions and crisis-tendencies of capitalism. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 196.00   Web: $ 176.40
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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 69.95   Web: $ 55.96
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  4. Lawyers, Markets and Regulation

    Lawyers, Markets and Regulation

    Frank H. Stephen
    Frank H. Stephen’s evaluation of public policy on the legal profession in UK and European jurisdictions explores how regulation and self-regulation have been liberalized over the past 30 years. The book surveys where the most recent and radical liberalization involving the ownership of law firms by non-lawyers is likely to lead, and appraises the economic literature on the costs and benefits of regulating markets for professional services. It challenges socio-legal views on professional legislation and highlights the limitations of regulatory competition, as well as the importance of dominant business models. The author reviews the empirical work underpinning these theories and policies. He also evaluates the effectiveness of regulatory competition as a response to regulatory capture. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  5. Governance, Regulation and Innovation

    Governance, Regulation and Innovation

    Edited by Mehmet Ugur
    This book aims to disentangle the complex relationship between innovation and its potential determinants, paying special attention to the roles of governance and regulatory frameworks, and the ways in which the latter interact with other drivers of innovation such as competition and the innovator’s closeness to the technology frontier. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  6. Institutional Theory and Organizational Change

    Institutional Theory and Organizational Change

    Staffan Furusten
    Whether or not they are aware of it, managers do not fully control the nature and timing of their decisions. Their framework of action is limited by institutional constraints in the surrounding environment – what is technically, economically, socially and culturally possible in different contexts. With a better understanding of their environment – and how it affects how they think, what they do and why they do it – decision-makers are also better able to make more carefully considered decisions about organizational change. In this book Staffan Furusten discusses why it is difficult for organizations around the world to resist the pressures of the institutional environment and how organizations worldwide – big and small, private and public – are becoming increasingly alike. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  7. Government Failure

    Government Failure

    Wilfred Dolfsma
    This highly unique book takes a fundamental look at when and how a government can fail at its core responsibility of formulating rules. Government, representing society, relates to the economy by formulating the rules within which (market) players should operate. Although market and business failure are much discussed in the economics literature, government failure is often overlooked. This book addresses this gap, exploring in detail what constitutes government failure. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 111.00   Web: $ 99.90
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  8. Capitalism and Democracy

    Capitalism and Democracy

    Theo C.M.J. van de Klundert
    Capitalism is driven by technological revolutions, leading to alternating periods of regulation and deregulation in leading economies. Technologically backward countries face a different situation as they have to catch up with the leaders. Against this backdrop, Theo van de Klundert examines the relationship between capitalism and democracy, combining economic theory and historical description to analyse long-run economic development. Emphasis is placed on the interrelation between economic and political power, and a robust state-of-the-art overview of today’s political economy is presented. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  9. Corporate Governance, Enforcement and Financial Development

    Corporate Governance, Enforcement and Financial Development

    Ding Chen
    This important new book attempts to establish a fresh conceptual framework for the study of corporate governance by employing the new institutional economics of contract enforcement. This framework helps to clarify two critical issues including the role of law in financial development and whether there is an optimal corporate governance model that should be followed by countries attempting to develop their own stock markets. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  10. Handbook of Economic Organization

    Handbook of Economic Organization

    Edited by Anna Grandori
    This comprehensive and groundbreaking Handbook integrates economic and organization theories to help elucidate the design and evolution of economic organization. Economic organization is regarded both as a subject of inquiry and as an emerging disciplinary field in its own right, integrating insights from economics, organization theory, strategy and management, economic sociology and congnitive psychology. The contributors, who share this integrated approach, are distinguished scholars at the productive peak in their fields. Each original, state-of-the art chapter not only addresses foundational issues, but also identifies key issues for future research. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 308.00   Web: $ 277.20
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  11. Managing Transaction Costs in the Era of Globalization

    Managing Transaction Costs in the Era of Globalization

    Frank A.G. den Butter
    Frank A.G. den Butter explains the importance and means of keeping transaction costs as low as possible. He illustrates how this transaction management can contribute to making firms and nations more competitive by exploiting gains from the division of labour and international fragmentation of production, and uses relevant case studies to illustrate how value is created by reducing transaction costs. Policy recommendations for strengthening the competitive position of trading nations and reducing implementation costs of government policy are presented, and management methods for creating value in organizing production on a global scale are prescribed. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  12. Handbook on the Economics and Theory of the Firm

    Handbook on the Economics and Theory of the Firm

    Edited by Michael Dietrich, Jackie Krafft
    This unique Handbook explores both the economics of the firm and the theory of the firm, two areas which are traditionally treated separately in the literature. On the one hand, the former refers to the structure, organization and boundaries of the firm, while the latter is devoted to the analysis of behaviours and strategies in particular market contexts. The novel concept underpinning this authoritative volume is that these two areas closely interact, and that a framework must be articulated in order to illustrate how linkages can be created. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 289.00   Web: $ 260.10
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  13. Institutions, Economic Performance and the Visible Hand

    Institutions, Economic Performance and the Visible Hand

    Ashok Chakravarti
    The book challenges the conventional wisdom on the determinants of economic performance and provides an alternative vision of the functioning of an economic system. The author provides a structured survey which critically evaluates the theory and evidence of neoclassical approaches to growth and development. He then skillfully integrates insights from the old and new institutional economics into an original and comprehensive vision of the relationship between institutions, growth and economic development. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 44.00   Web: $ 35.20
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  14. Handbook of Institutional Approaches to International Business

    Handbook of Institutional Approaches to International Business

    Edited by Geoffrey Wood, Mehmet Demirbag
    Expertly written by leading scholars from a range of different starting points, this compendium presents a synthesis of recent work relating to institutionally-informed accounts from transitional and emerging markets, as well as from mature economies. It specifically focuses on the linkage between institutions and what goes on inside firms, and the relationship between setting, strategic choice and systemic outcomes. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 309.00   Web: $ 278.10
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 70.00   Web: $ 56.00
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  15. What Makes Poor Countries Poor?

    What Makes Poor Countries Poor?

    Michael J. Trebilcock, Mariana Mota Prado
    This important book focuses on the idea that institutions matter for development, asking what lessons we have learned from past reform efforts, and what role lawyers can play in this field. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  16. Financial Instability and Economic Security after the Great Recession

    Financial Instability and Economic Security after the Great Recession

    Edited by Charles J. Whalen
    This timely book rethinks economic theory and policy by addressing the problem of economic instability and the need to secure broadly shared prosperity. It stresses that advancing economics in the wake of the Great Recession requires an evolutionary standpoint, greater attention to uncertainty and expectations, and the integration of finance into macroeconomics. The result is a broader array of policy options – and challenges – than conventional economics presents. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 44.00   Web: $ 35.20
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  17. International Handbook of Network Industries

    International Handbook of Network Industries

    Edited by Matthias Finger, Rolf W. Künneke
    This extensive, state-of-the-art Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the various experiences of liberalization across different sectors, regions and disciplines. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 256.00   Web: $ 230.40
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  18. The Marketing Firm

    The Marketing Firm

    Kevin J. Vella, Gordon Foxall
    This book provides an expert analysis of the theory of the marketing firm by drawing upon operant psychology, economic theory and marketing to argue that all firms exist in order to market. The authors explore the nature of bilateral interdependence and suggest a framework to analyse the collaborative and competitive mutually reinforcing relationships within which the firm acts. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 143.00   Web: $ 128.70
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  19. The Nature of the New Firm

    The Nature of the New Firm

    Edited by Killian J. McCarthy, Maya Fiolet, Wilfred Dolfsma
    Globalization has created new ways of doing business, new institutions to oversee them, and has introduced a spectrum of new protagonists to the international arena. Scholars and practitioners have been challenged by the evolving environment to find new ways to interact and, in the process, many of the traditional boundaries that have existed within and between organizations and institutions have become increasingly blurred. This unique compendium sheds light on these and other topics on the question of change, both within and between organizations and institutions. The contributors have expertly combined the insights of some of the biggest names in the fields of economics, business and strategic management, both present and future – and in doing so offer scholars a tailor-made, up-to-date study on the topic of economic change. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  20. Improving Irrigation in Asia

    Improving Irrigation in Asia

    Elinor Ostrom, Wai Fung Lam, Prachanda Pradhan, Ganesh P. Shivakoti
    Improving Irrigation in Asia is based on a longitudinal study over two decades on innovative intervention for sustained performance of irrigation systems. The work identifies key factors that can help explain the performance of interventions, and explicates lessons for resource management and the management of development assistance. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 37.00   Web: $ 29.60
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