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Toward a comparative institutional analysis

Author: Aoki, Masahiko Series: Comparative institutional analysis (CIA) series ; 2 Publisher: MIT Press, 2001.Language: EnglishDescription: 467 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0262011875Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Toward a Comparative Institutional Analysis Contents Acknowledgments 1 What Are Institutions? How Should We Approach Them? 1.1 Three Views of Institutions in a Game-Theoretic Perspective 1.2 Aspects of Institutions: Shared Beliefs, Summary Representations of Equilibrium, and Endogenous Rules of the Game 1.3 Organization of the Book I PROTO-INSTITUTIONS: INTRODUCING BASIC TYPES 2 Customary Property Rights and Community Norms 2.1 Customary Property Rights as a Self-organizing System 2.2 Community Norms as a Self-enforcing Solution to the Commons Problem Appendix: History versus Ecology as a Determinant of a Norm: The Case of Yi Korea 3The Private-Ordered Governance of Trade, Contracts, and Markets 3.1 Traders' Norms 3.2 Cultural Beliefs and Self-enforcing Employment Contracts 3.3 Private Third-Party Governance: The Law Merchant 3.4 Moral Codes 3.5 Overall Market Governance Arrangements Appendix: Money as an Evolutive Convention 4 Organizational Architecture and Governance 4.1 Organizational Building Blocks: Hierarchical Decomposition, Information Assimilation, and Encapsulation 4.2 Types of Organizational Architecture 4.3 Governance of Organizational Architecture: A Preliminary Discussion 5 The Co-evolution of Organizational Conventions and Human Asset Types 5.1 Types of Mental Programs: Individuated versus Context-Oriented Human Assets 5.2 The Evolutionary Dynamics of Organizational Conventions 5.3 The Interactions of Organizational Fields and Gains from Diversity 5.4 The Relevance and Limits of the Evolutionary Game Model 6 States as Stable Equilibria in the Polity Domain 6.1 Three Prototypes of the State 6.2 Various Forms of the Democratic and Collusive States ix 1 4 10 21 31 35 35 43 55 59 62 68 73 76 78 91 95 98 106 118 129 131 135 140 147 151 153 160 II A GAME-THEORETIC FRAMEWORK FOR INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS181 7 A Game-Theoretic Concept of Institutions 7.1 Exogenous Rules of the Game and Endogenous Action-Choice Rules 7.2 The Institution as a Summary Representation of an Equilibrium Path 7.3 Feedback Loops of Institutionalization 8 The Synchronic Structure of Institutional Linkage 8.1 Social Embeddedness 8.2 Linked Games and Institutionalized Linkages 8.3 Institutional Complementarity 9 Subjective Game Models and the Mechanism of Institutional Change 9.1 Why Are Overall Institutional Arrangements Enduring? 9.2 Subjective Game Models and General Cognitive Equilibrium 9.3 The Mechanism of Institutional Change: The Cognitive Aspect 10 Diachronic Linkages of Institutions 10.1 Overlapping Social Embeddedness 10.2 The Reconfiguration of Bundling 10.3 Diachronic Institutional Complementarity III AN ANALYSIS OF INSTITUTIONAL DIVERSITY 11 Comparative Corporate Governance 11.1 Governance of the Functional Hierarchy 11.2 Codetermination in the Participatory Hierarchy 11.3 Relational-Contingent Governance of the Horizontal Hierarchy 12 Types of Relational Financing and the Value of Tacit Knowledge 12.1 A Generic Definition of Relational Financing and Its Knowledge-Based Taxonomy 12.2 The Institutional Viability of Relational Financing 13 Institutional Complementarities, Co-emergence, and Crisis: The Case of the Japanese Main Bank System 13.1 The Main Bank Institution as a System of Shared Beliefs 13.2 Institutional Emergence: Unintended Fits 13.3 Endogenous Inertia, Misfits with Changing Environments, and a Crisis of Shared Beliefs 185 186 197 202 207 208 213 225 231 233 235 239 245 247 260 267 275 279 282 287 291 307 310 314 329 331 333 340 14 Institutional Innovation of the Silicon Valley Model in the Product System Development 14.1 Information-Systemic Architecture of the Silicon Valley Model 14.2 The VC Governance of Innovation by Tournament 14.3 Norms and Values in the Silicon Valley Model Appendix: The Stylized Factual Background for Modeling 15 Epilogue: Why Does Institutional Diversity Continue to Evolve? 15.1 Some Stylized Models of Overall Institutional Arrangements 15.2 Self-organizing Diversity in the Global Institutional Arrangement Notes References Index 347 349 360 366 371 377 377 386 395 433 457

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