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    The export of national varieties of capitalism: the cases of Wal-Mart and Ikea

    Konzelmann, Suzanne J. and Wilkinson, F. and Craypo, C. and Aridi, R. (2005) The export of national varieties of capitalism: the cases of Wal-Mart and Ikea. Working Paper. Centre for Business Research, Cambridge, UK.

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    Abstract

    Using the cases of Wal-Mart and IKEA, this paper takes a productive systems approach to examine ‘varieties of capitalism’ from the perspective of the ways by which production and market relations are structured and prioritised. It considers the nature of these relations and their interaction within the domestic economy and the ways that firms and national systems interact with each other in the global economy. It examines the processes by which trading standards are transported via supply chain relationships, which ultimately become embedded in products and recognized by consumers at various stages. In this analysis, the cases of Wal-Mart and IKEA provide insight into the ways by which national systems extend themselves globally, their contrasting effects on the business environments in host localities, and the impact of the resulting supply chain relations on organizational performance.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): varieties of capitalism, supply chain relations, employment relations, globalisation, retail sector, IKEA and Wal-Mart
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centre: Corporate Governance and Ethics, London Centre for
    Depositing User: Suzanne Konzelmann
    Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2013 13:37
    Last Modified: 09 Dec 2016 11:07
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5858

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