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Handbook of Business Interest Associations, Firm Size and Governance
A Comparative Analytical Approach

ISBN 9780415424660
Published June 19, 2007 by Routledge
464 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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.