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Capitalist Diversity and Change: Recombinant Governance and Institutional Entrepreneurs

Colin Crouch


Over the last decade, the neo-institutionalist literature on comparative capitalism has developed into an influential body of work. This book assesses this literature and proposes a major re-orientation of the field. It critiques many aspects of this work and finds a way of modelling how creative actors trying to achieve change — institutional entrepreneurs — tackle these constraints. Central to the account is the concept of governance, as it is by recombining governance mechanisms that these entrepreneurs must achieve their goals. In seeking how to analyse the spaces in which they operate, th ... More

Keywords: neo-institutionalist literature, comparative capitalism, governance mechanisms, socio-political analysis, typologies, elective affinity, complementarity, path dependence, entrepreneurs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199286652
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286652.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin Crouch, author
Chair of the Institute of Governance and Public Management, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
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