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Markets, Hierarchies and Networks


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Introduction - Jennifer Frances et al PART ONE: MARKETS Introduction - Rosalind Levaci[ac]c On Markets - Alfred Marshall Markets and Government - Rosalind Levaci[ac]c An Overview Socialism, Planning, and the Market - Hans Breitenbach, Tom Burden and David Coates Market Process versus Market Equilibrium - Israel M Krizner Markets and Managerial Hierarchies - Tony McGuinness Creating the Single European Market - Dennis Swann Which Internal Market? The NHS White Paper and Internal Markets - Penelope M Mullen PART TWO: HIERARCHIES Introduction - Jeremy Mitchell In Praise of Hierarchy - Elliott Jaques Legal Authority in a Bureaucracy - Max Weber Models of Bureaucracy - David Beetham Survival Inside Bureaucracy - Guy Benveniste Market, Capitalism, Planning and Technocracy - Giovanni Sartori New Directions for Industrial Policy in the Area of Regulatory Reform - John Vickers PART THREE: NETWORKS Introduction - Grahame Thompson Network Analysis - David Knoke and James H Kuklinkski Basic Concepts Neither Friends nor Strangers - Edward H Lorenz Informal Networks of Subcontracting in French Industry Beyond Vertical Integration - The Rise of the Value-Adding Partnership - Russell Johnston and Paul R Lawrence Policy Networks and Sub-Central Government - R A W Rhodes Taking and Giving - Pnina Werbner Working Women and Female Bonds in a Pakistani Immigrant Neighbourhood Community, Market, State - and Associations? The Prospective Contribution of Interest Governance to Social Order - Wolfgang Streeck and Philippe C Schmitter PART THREE: COMPARISON BETWEEN MODELS Introduction - Grahame Thompson Markets, Bureaucracies and Clans - William G Ouchi Interorganizational Relations in Industrial Systems - Jan Johanson and Lars-Gunnar Mattsson A Network Approach Compared with the Transactions-Cost Approach Neither Market nor Hierarchy - Walter W Powell Network Forms of Organization Price, Authority and Trust - Jeffrey L Bradach and Robert G Eccles From Ideal Types to Plural Forms Spontaneous ('Grown') Order and Organized ('Made') Order - Frederick von Hayek

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Grahame Thompson is Professor of Political Economy at The Open University CONTRIBUTORS ARE ALL AT THE OPEN UNIVERSITY EXCEPT: Susan Baker Cardiff University Chris Dent University of Lincoln and Humberside John Grahl University of North London Valerio Lintner London Guildhall University Mike Moran University of Manchester


`In summary, it can be recorded that this is a substantial book: substantial in a number of respects. First it has much of substance to it - it covers a lot of ground. Second, as most papers in the book are closely argued, it covers that ground in some depth - there are few opportunities for the reader to coast here! It is also substantial in that, whether because of the inherent nature of the subject matter or the way it is exposed, its sparks ideas along the way and raises many more questions than it answers. Finally, it is substantial in the way the editors touch upon issues which are central to epistemology, the sociology of knowledge, and the philosophy of science.' - Systems Practice

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