The Complexity of Adaptation
A book on the path dependent and path creating structures and attitudes of business interest associations in a world of Europeanization and internationalization of markets. It includes empirical data on relational information used for network analytic purposes -- drawn from hundreds of interviews with CEOs.
Introduction: Organized Business Interests in Changing Environments; V.Schneider, A.Lang A.Lang, K.Ronit A.Lang, V.Schneider J.R.Grote Business Associability in the United States' Chemical Industry: Private Interest Governments in Pluralist Precincts?; H-J.Schmedes Similar Responses to Similar Pressures? Adaptation Processes of British and German Business Associations in the Information and Communications Sector; A.Lang Cooperation, Competition, and Mutualism in the U.S. Information and Communications Sector; J.Bauer C.Wagemann SECTION 3: BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS AT THE EUROPEAN LEVEL Europeanized Convergence? British and German Business Associations' European Lobbying Strategies in the Formulation of REACH; A.Wonka Business Interest Associations and Corporate Lobbying: Which Role for Brussels?; M.Tenbucken Conclusion: The Complexity of Adaptation; A.Lang