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What prospects for institutional convergence across advanced industrialized nations? Evidence from the belief systems of senior executives in Germany and Japan

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Drawing on a growing body of literature suggesting a linkage between belief systems ("rationale") and the shape of national institutional structures, we explore the possibility of institutional convergence in two major economies, Germany and Japan. We use ethnographic data to reconstruct the belief systems of the constituency most likely to pressure for institutional convergence, namely, leaders of major MNEs from these countries. We find that their beliefs about the ideal shape of the economy continue to differ.

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http://flora.insead.edu/fichiersti_wp/inseadwp2007/2007-32.pdf

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