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  • Page extent: 446 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.91 kg

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  • Dewey number: 338.8/8
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: HD2755.5 .T6877 2010
  • LC Subject headings:
    • International business enterprises
    • Communities
    • International economic relations

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Transnational Communities
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9780521518789 - Transnational Communities - Shaping Global Economic Governance - By Marie-Laure Djelic and Sigrid Quack
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Transnational Communities

Transnational communities are social groups that emerge from mutual interaction across national boundaries, oriented around a common project or “imagined” identity which is constructed and sustained through the active engagement and involvement of at least some of its members. Such communities can overlap in different ways with formal organizations but, in principle, they do not need formal organization to be sustained. This book explores the role of transnational communities in relation to the governance of business and economic activity. It does so by focusing on a wide range of empirical terrains, including discussions of the Laleli market in Istanbul, the institutionalization of private equity in Japan, the transnational movement for open content licenses, and the mobilization around environmental certification. These studies show that transnational communities can align the cognitive and normative orientations of their members over time and thereby influence emergent transnational governance arrangements.

Marie-Laure Djelic is Professor of Management at ESSEC Business School, France. She is the author of Exporting the American Model (1998), which obtained the 2000 Max Weber Award for the Best Book in Organizational Sociology from the American Sociological Association.

Sigrid Quack is Head of the “Institution Building across Borders” research group at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, and Associate Professor in the Faculty for Management, Economics, and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne.


Transnational Communities

Shaping Global Economic Governance

Marie-Laure Djelic and Sigrid Quack


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Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication dataTransnational communities : shaping global economic governance / [edited by]Marie-Laure Djelic, Sigrid Quack.p. cm.ISBN 978-0-521-51878-91. International business enterprises. 2. Communities. 3. International economicrelations. I. Djelic, Marie-Laure. II. Quack, Sigrid. III. Title.HD2755.5.T6877 2010338.8′8–dc222010004175

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Contents

List of figures
viii
List of tables
x
List of appendices
xi
Notes on contributors
xii
Preface
xix
Part I    Introduction
1
1         Transnational communities and governance
Marie-Laure Djelic and Sigrid Quack
3
2         Global structures: markets, organizations, networks – and communities?
Renate Mayntz
37
Part II   Classical communities with a transnational extension
55
3         The multiple layers of a transnational “imagined community”: the notion and reality of the ethnic Chinese business community
Heidi Dahles
57
4         From cross-border exchange networks to transnational trading practices? The case of shuttle traders in Laleli, Istanbul
Mine Eder and Özlem Öz
82
Part III  Professional communities with a transnational extension
105
5         Transnational boards and governance regimes: a Franco-British comparison
Charles Harvey and Mairi Maclean
107
6         Private equity in Japan: global financial markets and transnational communities
Glenn Morgan and Izumi Kubo
130
7         Formal organizing and transnational communities: evidence from global finance governance associations, 1879–2006
Asma A. Hussain and Marc J. Ventresca
153
8         Promoting transnational professionalism: forays of the “Big Firm” accounting community into France
Carlos Ramirez
174
Part IV   Virtual communities
197
9         Gift-giving, transnational communities, and skill-building in developing countries: the case of free/open source software
Anca Metiu
199
10        Epistemic communities and social movements: transnational dynamics in the case of Creative Commons
Leonhard Dobusch and Sigrid Quack
226
Part V    Transnational interest- or issue-based communities
253
11        The transnational temperance community
Mark Lawrence Schrad
255
12        Industrial democracy in the European Community: trade unions as a defensive transnational community, 1968–1988
Thomas Fetzer
282
13        The making of a comprehensive transnational discourse community
Dieter Plehwe
305
14        Global warming, transnational communities, and economic entrepreneurship: the case of carbon capture and storage (CCS)
Åge Mariussen
327
15        Communities of practice as cause and consequence of transnational governance: the evolution of social and environmental certification
Tim Bartley and Shawna N. Smith
347
Part VI   Conclusion
375
16        Transnational communities and their impact on the governance of business and economic activity
Marie-Laure Djelic and Sigrid Quack
377
Index
414

Figures

4.1       A truck being loaded with shuttle traders’ purchases at the end of a shopping day
97
7.1       Global finance association foundings, 1879–2006
155
7.2       Cumulative foundings of professional and business-oriented global finance associations
155
7.3       Cumulative foundings of “pure” business, development-oriented, and professional global finance associations
159
7.4       Proportion of governmental and non-governmental global finance associations, 1879–2006
160
7.5       Proportions of governmental and non-governmental, pure business, and development-oriented global finance associations
161
10.1      Number of jurisdictions that completed the license porting process per annum and over time
240
10.2      Types of affiliate organizations, grouped into early and late adopting jurisdictions
241
10.3      Usage of Creative Commons licenses in different fields of application by number of works available in content-hosting services
242
10.4      Formal structure of Creative Commons after hiving off iCommons in 2005
246
11.1      Gauging network depth: attendance at international temperance conferences, 1885–1934
268
11.2      Gauging network breadth: number of countries represented at international temperance conferences, 1885–1934
268
11.3      Number of countries and American states under prohibition, 1900–40
271
15.1a     Environmental certification associations and intermediaries, 2001
361
15.1b     Environmental certification associations and intermediaries, 2006
362
15.2a     Social certification associations and intermediary organizations, 2001
364
15.2b     Social certification associations and intermediary organizations, 2006
365
15.3a     All social and environmental certification associations and intermediaries, 2001
366
15.3b     All social and environmental certification associations and intermediaries, 2006
367



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