Sources of National Institutional Competitiveness: Sense-Making in Institutional Change (Hardcover)

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Sources of National Institutional Competitiveness: Sense-Making in Institutional Change (Hardcover)

By Susana Borras (Editor), Leonard Seabrooke (Editor)

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How do countries create and replicate socio-economic success? This book argues that success comes from how people make sense of their institutions when they are placed under stress. When institutional frameworks are challenged, a range of agents engaged in sensemaking processes that invoke certain identities on 'who we are', contain normative claims about 'how things should be', and involve strategies on 'how to get there'. Sensemaking about the future and the past is crucial to institutional competitiveness and includes prospective and retrospective points of departure, as well as focusing on developing abstract causes of change or replicating success from previous experience.

This book brings together a range of world-class scholars from Comparative Political Economy, Institutional Theory, and Organizational Sociology to discuss how sensemaking processes create institutional change. The contributors investigate a range of cases that cover different institutions linked to competitiveness, including labour, public management, think tanks, firms, innovation policies, tax and housing policies, and welfare systems. With a strong focus on the Nordic experience and comparisons with advanced industrialized economies, this volume provides an innovative and original framework for understanding institutional change.
Susana Borras, Professor in Governance and Innovation and Head of the Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School, Leonard Seabrooke, Professor in International Political Economy and Economic Sociology, Copenhagen Business School Susana Borras is Professor in Governance and Innovation and the Head of the Department of Business and Politics at the Copenhagen Business School. Leonard Seabrooke is Professor in International Political Economy in the Department of Business and Politics at the Copenhagen Business School, and the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick
Product Details ISBN: 9780199678747
ISBN-10: 019967874X
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: March 8th, 2015
Pages: 240
Language: English