• 1 Introduction
  • 2 The institutionalist approach
  • 3 The components of the US business system
  • 3.1 Firms and product markets
  • 3.2 Role of the state and interest associations
  • 3.3 Financial markets
  • 3.4 Labour markets
  • 3.5 Capital and labour in the American business system
  • 3.6 Work organisation and skills
  • 3.7 Organisation of the personnel/IR function
  • 3.8 Conclusion
  • 4 The implications of the characteristics of the national business system for the behaviour of MNCs
  • 4.1 MNCs and national embeddedness
  • 5 Summary and conclusion
  • Endnotes
  • References