Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The European CorporationStrategy, Structure, and Social Science$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Richard Whittington and Michael Mayer

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199251049

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251049.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 20 November 2019

Corporate Careers and Control

Corporate Careers and Control

Chapter:
(p.87) 4 Corporate Careers and Control
Source:
The European Corporation
Author(s):

RICHARD WHITTINGTON

MICHAEL MAYER

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251049.003.0004

This chapter focuses on three particular elements of business systems: firm ownership; managerial control; and the careers of managerial élites. It draws on other wider data concerning these elements, but also treats its own particular companies as broadly representative of the national systems in which they play such an important part. It establishes both how distinct these three central institutional structures of ownership, control, and careers between countries and how stable they are over time. It recognises a continuum regarding the importance of national institutions for strategy and structure. It considers whether distinctiveness and stability in the three national contexts are still reflected in enduring differences in overall patterns of strategy and structure.

Keywords:   corporate careers, business systems, firm ownership, managerial control, institutional structures, corporate strategy, corporate structure

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .