This Handbook presents a theory of Business Interest Associations and fifteen empirical country by country case studies in the EU.
The book is organized into three main parts. Part I develops a theory of business associations which centres on firm size as the key explanatory variable. Part II consists of country studies covering the EU-15, which are written along strictly comparable lines of analysis. Part III contains the cross-nationally comparative analysis.
The book will make essential reading for researchers working in organization studies, industrial relations, industrial sociology and political science, as well as practioners in related fields.
Table of Contents
Introduction Franz Traxler 1. The Theoretical and Methodological Framework of Analysis Franz Traxler 2. Austria Franz Traxler 3. Belgium Patrick Kenis 4. Denmark Carsten Jørgensen 5. Finland Juha Hietanen 6. France Sabine Saurugger 7. Germany Jürgen Grote, Achim Lang and Franz Traxler 8. Greece Aliki Mouriki and Franz Traxler 9. Ireland Franz Traxler 10. Italy Alessia Vatta 11. Luxembourg Patrick Kenis 12. Netherlands Patrick Kenis 13. Portugal Reinhard Naumann 14. Spain Joaquim Molins and Rosa Nonell 15. Sweden Annika Berg and Franz Traxler 16. United Kingdom Justin Greenwood 17. Small Firms and Three Roads to Associational Action Werner Teufelsbauer 18. Business Interest Associations, Firm Size and Governance: The Crossnational Comparison Franz Traxler
Franz Traxler is Professor of Industrial Sociology at the University of Vienna and was recently the President of the Austrian Sociological Association.
Gerhard Huemer is currently working for the European Crafts and SME Association, UEAPME, where he is responsible for policy co-ordination, pubic relations and strategic concepts for future developments.