Incluye referencias bibliográficas e índice. CONTENIDO: Introduction. The comparative analysis of competing capitalisms -- The changing nature of national capitalism: institutional regimes, business systems, and innovation systems. The contingent nature of national business systems: types of states and complementary institutions -- Constructing innovation systems: the roles of institutional regimes and national public science systems -- Changing institutional regimes and business systems: Endogenous and exogenous pressures on postwar systems of economic organization -- The growth of international governance and the restructuring of business systems: The effects of multi-levelled governance in Europe and elsewhere -- Constructing organizational capabilities in different institutional regimes. The institutioanl structuring of organizational capabilities: variations in authority sharing and organizational careers -- Developing innovative competences in different institutional frameworks -- Constructing capabilities in entrepreneurial technology firms: a comparative institutional analysis of Germany, Sweden, and UK -- Project-based firms: new organizational form or variations on a theme? -- Internationazation and the development of transnational organizational capabilities. Divergent multinational firms: home and host economy effects on internationalization strategies and organizational capabilities -- Developing transnational organizational capabilities in multinational companies: the role of cross-national authority sharing and organizational careers -- The changing japanese multinational: application, adaptation, and learning in car manufacturing and financial services.