List of contributors; Introduction: the new institutionalism in strategic management; How do Firms Behave?; Policy and process: a game-theoretic framework for the design of non-market strategy; Managerial decision-making in non-market environments: a survey experiment; Pretty pictures and ugly scenes: political and technological maneuvers in high definition television; The evolution of university patenting and licensing procedures: an empirical study of institutional change; Why are Firms Different?; Competition, contingency, and the external structure of markets; Institutional change in 'real-time': the development of employee stock options in German venture capital; Institutional barriers to electronic commerce: an historical perspective; What Limits the Scope of the Firm?; Informal and formal organization in new institutional economics; 'Tests tell': constitutive legitimacy and consumer acceptance of the automobile, 1895-1912; What Determines Success and Failure in International Competition?; Learning about the institutional environment; Institutions and the vicious circle of distrust in the Russian market for household deposits, 1992-1999.