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Institutional and organizational analysis : concepts and applications / Eric Alston [and three others].

Author/creator Alston, Eric C., 1982- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionxiv, 393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series New approaches to economic and social history
New approaches to economic and social history. ^A1092296
Summary What explains the great variability in economic growth and political development across countries? Institutional and organizational analysis has developed since the 1970s into a powerful toolkit, which argues that institutions and norms rather than geography, culture, or technology are the primary causes of sustainable development. Institutions are rules that recognized authorities create and enforce. Norms are rules created by long-standing patterns of behavior, shared by people in a society or organization. They combine to play a role in all organizations, including governments, firms, churches, universities, gangs, and even families. This introduction to the concepts and applications of institutional and organizational analysis uses economic history, economics, law, and political science to inform its theoretical framework. Institutional and organizational analysis becomes the basis to show why the economic and political performance of countries worldwide have not converged, and reveals the lessons to be learned from it for business, law, and public policy.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2018011066
ISBN1107451256 paperback
ISBN9781107086371 hardcover
ISBN110708637X hardcover

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