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Organized Business Interests in Changing Environments

The Complexity of Adaptation

  • Jürgen R. Grote
  • Achim Lang
  • Volker Schneider

Part of the Globalization and Governance book series (GLOGOV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Organized Business Interests in Changing Environments: Introduction

    1. Volker Schneider, Achim Lang, Jürgen R. Grote
      Pages 1-13
  3. Theories and Determinants of Organizing Business Interests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Achim Lang, Karsten Ronit, Volker Schneider
      Pages 17-41
  4. Business Associations at the National Level

  5. Business Associations at the European Level

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 240-277

About this book


A book on the path dependent and path creating structures and attitudes of business interest associations in a world of Europeanization and internationalization of markets. It includes empirical data on relational information used for network analytic purposes – drawn from hundreds of interviews with CEOs.


communication economy environment Europe Germany government internationalization Nation politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen R. Grote
    • 1
  • Achim Lang
    • 2
  • Volker Schneider
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Public and Social PoliciesCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Public Policy and ManagementUniversity of KonstanzGermany

About the editors

JÜRGEN R. GROTE holds the Marie Curie Chair in Public Policy Analysis at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He has edited a number of books, some of which include Organized Interests and the European Community (with J. Greenwood and K. Ronit), Participatory Governance: Political and Societal Implications (with B. Gbikpi, Opladen) and Governing Interests: Business Associations Facing Internationalization (with W. Streeck, J. Grote and J. Visser).

ACHIM LANG is Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Management at the University of Konstanz, Germany. He is author of Die Evolution sektoraler Wirtschaftsverbände: Informations- und Kommunikationsverbände in Deutschland, Großbritannien und Spanien.

VOLKER SCHNEIDER is Professor of Political Science at the University of Konstanz, Germany, where he holds the Chair of Empirical Theory of the State. He has edited several books. Amongst them are Governing Interests: Business Associations Facing Internationalization (with W. Streeck, J. Grote and J. Visser) and Private Organisations in Global Politics (with K. Ronit).

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods