Dr. Julian Dierkes
271 Choi, 822-6237
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Office hours: Wed 12-13h
University of British Columbia
Institute of Asian Research
Preliminary Course Calendar
IAR 507: East Asian Organizations in ComparativePerspective
Term II, January - April 2007
Thu 10-12h [not Wed as listed in Course Calendar]
Click herefor an overview over the objectives and format of the seminar.
Two books in particular will be relied on extensively throughout thecourse and participants might therefore find it useful to purchasethese:
- W. Richard Scott, Organizations - Rational, Natural, & OpenSystems. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall. [Note that multipleeditions of this book are in circulation and the book is widelyavailable used. As it is required reading for some courses in theBusiness School, the University Bookstore should also carry it.]
- Marco Orru, Nicole Woolsey Biggart and Gary Hamilton, eds. The Economic Organization of East Asian Capitalism. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 1997.
Many of the other books (particularly, T. Rohlen, For Harmonyand Strength, C. Johnson, MITI and the JapaneseMiracle, and P. Evans, Embedded Autonomy) shouldalso be available used through most used-book outlets and aretherefore recommended for those with further interest in the study ofEast Asian Organizations.
Required and some recommended readings from books are available in theKoerner Library Reserve Room to be borrowedfor one day. See belowfor URLs of required and recommended journal articles. Please beconsiderate of other participants in the seminar in retaining copiesof the readings. This means that seminar participants will have tocoordinate the borrowing of materials.
Required readings are listed in a logical order and should ideally beread in that order.
PART I: THE HISTORICAL ORIGINS OF CAPITALIST ECONOMIES (2 weeks)
January 11: Introduction
January 18: Course Planning
January 25: Paving the Way for Capitalism
- Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations: "Book I: On the Causes ofImprovement in the Productive Powers. On Labour, and on the OrderAccording to Which its' Produce is Naturally Distributed Among theDifferent Ranks of the People" [many different print editions] or
- Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Manifesto of the CommunistParty: "I. Bourgeois and Proletarians" [many different printeditions] or
- Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit ofCapitalism. New York: Scribner, 1958: "Author's Introduction"(13-31), "Chapter II: The Spirit of Capitalism"(47-78), "Chapter V:Asceticism and the Spirit of Capitalism"(155-183).
- Max Weber, Economy and Society. Berkeley: Universityof California Press, 1978: "The Other-Worldliness of Buddhism and ItsEconomic Consequences" (Vol. 1: 627-30).
- Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation. Boston:Beacon Press, 1957.
- Albert Hirschman, The Passions and theInterests. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977.
- Gary Hamilton, "Civilizations and the Organization of Economies",in Neil Smelser and Richard Swedberg, eds. Handbook of EconomicSociology. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994.
PART II - THEORIES OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR (2 weeks)
February 1: Organizational Theory
- W. Richard Scott, Organizations - Rational, Natural, andOpen Systems. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1981 (ThirdEdition): Chpt. 2 ("Organizations as Rational Systems"), chpt. 3("Organizations as Natural Systems") and chpt. 4 ("Organizations asOpen Systems"). [Note that the chapter numbering changes withdifferent editions available on reserve, so double-check chaptertitles.]
February 8: Institutional Analyses
- W. Richard Scott, Organizations - Rational, Natural, and OpenSystems: Chpt. 5  ("Combining the Perspectives").
- Walter Powell and Paul DiMaggio, "Introduction" in The NewInstitutionalism in Organizational Analysis. Chicago: University ofChicago Press, 1991.
- Marco Orru, Nicole Woolsey Biggart and Gary Hamilton,"Organizational Isomorphism in East Asia" in Powell andDiMaggio, The New Institutionalism in Organizational Analysis:361-389 or
in Orru, Biggart and Hamilton, eds. The EconomicOrganization of East Asian Capitalism. Thousand Oaks: SagePublications, 1997: 151-187.
PART III - APPLYING ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY TO EAST ASIA (9 weeks)
February 15: The Roots of the Post-war Japanese Economy
- Chalmers Johnson, MITI and the JapaneseMiracle. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1982: Chpts 1, 3,6, 7 (3-34, 83-115, 198-274).
- Bai Gao, Economic Ideology and Japanese Industrial Policy:Developmentalism from 1931 to 1965. New York : CambridgeUniversity Press, 1997.
- William Tsutsui, Manufacturing Ideology: ScientificManagement in Twentieth-Century Japan. Princeton: PrincetonUniversity Press, 1998.
- Takanobu Nakajima, Masao Nakamura and Kanji Yoshioka, "Japan'sEconomic Growth: Past and Present" in Nakamura, ed. The JapaneseBusiness and Economic System. New York: Palgrave, 2000.
March 1: "Japanese Management"
- Thomas Rohlen, For Harmony and Strength: JapaneseWhite-Collar Organization in AnthropologicalPerspective. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1974:Chpts. 1-3 (13-92).
- Christina Ahmadjian and Patricia Robinson, "Safetyin Numbers: Downsizing and the Deinstitutionalization of PermanentEmployment in Japan", Administrative ScienceQuarterly, 46 (2001): 622-654.
- Jonathan Morris, John Hassard and LeoMcCann. 2006. "NewOrganizational Forms, Human Resource Management and StructuralConvergence? A Study of JapaneseOrganizations". Organization Studies, 27 (10):1485-1511.
- Ahmadjian and Lincoln, "Keiretsu,governance, and learning: Case studies in change from the Japaneseautomotive industry", Organization Science, 12(2001): 683-701.
- Michael Gerlach, "TheJapanese Corporate Network", Administrative ScienceQuarterly, 37 (1992): 105-139.
- James Lincoln, Gerlach and Ahmadjian, "KeiretsuNetworks and Corporate Performance in Japan", AmericanSociological Review, 61 (1996): 67-88.
- Lincoln and Gerlach, Japan's Network Economy - Structure,Persistence, and Change. New York: Cambridge University Press,2004.
- Aviad Raz, Emotions at Work: Normative Control,Organizations, and Culture in Japan and America. Cambridge, MA:Harvard University Asia Center, 2002: "Introduction" and "Design,Devotion, and Defiance" (esp. 1-54).
- Eleanor Westney, "Japanese Enterprise Faces the Twenty-FirstCentury" in DiMaggio, ed. The Twenty-First-CenturyFirm. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001.
- James Womack, Daniel Jones and Daniel Roos, The Machine ThatChanged the World. New York: HarperCollins, 1991: Chpts. 3, 4,6 (48-103, 138-168).
March 16: Outlines of Seminar Papers Due
Mar 19: Korean Business Organization
- Eun Mee Kim, Big Business, Strong State. Albany:State University of New York Press, 1997: Chpts. 3-6 (51-211).
- Biggart, "Institutionalized Patrimonialism in Korean Business" inOrru, Biggart and Hamilton, eds. The Economic Organization ofEast Asian Capitalism: Chpt. 8 (215-236).
- Carter Eckert, Offspring of Empire: the Koch'ang Kims andthe Colonial Origins of Korean Capitalism, 1876-1945. Seattle :University of Washington Press, 1991.
- Jung-en Woo, Race to the Swift: State and Finance in KoreanIndustrialization. New York: Columbia University Press,1991.
- Roger Janelli and Dawnhee Yim, "The Mutual Constitution ofConfucianism and Capitalism in South Korea" in Timothy Brook and HyLuong, eds. Culture and Economy - The Shaping of Capitalism inEastern Asia. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997:107-124.
March 26, 10a-12p:Taiwan and Overseas Chinese Business Networks
- Hamilton, "Organization and Market Process in Taiwan's CapitalistEconomy" in Orru, Biggart and Hamilton, eds. The EconomicOrganization of East Asian Capitalism: Chpt. 9 (237-293).
- Heng Pek Koon, "Robert Kuok and the Chinese Business Network inEastern Asia: A Study in Sino-Capitalism" in Brook and Luong,eds. Culture and Economy: 155-181.
- Faird Harianto, "Business Linkages and Chinese Entrepreneurs inSoutheast Asia" in Brook and Luong, eds. Culture andEconomy: 137-153.
March 29: Firms in the PRC's Economic Transition
- Margaret Pearson, China's New Business Elite: the PoliticalConsequences of Economic Reform. Berkeley: University ofCalifornia Press, 1997.
- Lisa Keister, Chinese Business Groups. New York:Oxford University Press, 2000.
- Marshall W. Meyer and Xiaohui Lu, "Managing IndefiniteBoundaries: The Strategy and Structure of a Chinese BusinessFirm", Management and Organization Review, 1 (2005):57-86.
April 5: Additional China Week
- Guthrie. 2005. "Organizational Learning and Productivity: StateStructure and Foreign Investment in the Rise of the ChineseCorporation", Management and Organization Review, Vol. 1, No. 1:165-95.
- David Ralston, Jane Terpstra-Ton, Robert Terpstra, Xueli Wang, and Carolyn Egri. 2006. "Today's State-Owned Enterprises of China: Are They Dying Dinosaurs or Dynamic Dynamos?", Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 27, No. 9: 825-843.
- Hamilton and Biggart, "Market, Culture, and Authority: AComparative Analysis of Management and Organization in the Far East"in Orru, Biggart and Hamilton, The Economic Organization of EastAsian Capitalism: 111-150.
- Elena Ianchovichina and Terrie Walmsley, "Impactof China's WTO Accession on East Asia", ContemporaryEconomic Policy, 23 (2005): 261-77.
- Stephan Haggard, Pathways from the Periphery: The Politicsof Growth in the Newly Industrializing Countries. Ithaca:Cornell University Press, 1990.
- Peter Hall and David Soskice, Varieties ofCapitalism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
April 20: Seminar Paper Due
April 25: Peer Evaluations Due
Last updated: March 2007