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Large Firms and Institutional Change: Industrial Renewal and Economic Restructuring in France

Bob Hancké


Between 1980 and 1985, the French economy and industry faced a dramatic crisis; in the ten years that followed, it witnessed a remarkable revival. How did the French economy make this transition? While the state is still an important economic agent in France, and the market certainly has become more central in the organization of the French economy, both state- and market-centred perspectives fail to understand critical elements of this adjustment. Building on the new Varieties of Capitalism approach in political economy, which puts firms at the centre of the analysis, this book argues that th ... More

Keywords: institutional frameworks, political economy, France, state-led system, large firms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199252053
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252053.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bob Hancké, author
Lecturer in European Political Economy, European Institute, London School of Economics
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