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Elites, Thickets and Institutions: French Resistance versus German Adaptation to Economic Change, 1945-2015

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  • Brigitte Granville
  • Jaume Martorell Cruz
  • Martha Prevezer

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This paper explores a nexus that runs from the construction of an elite thicket in France through a shared mental model or doxa to a centralized activist state that modernized the French economy during the trentes glorieuses but since the mid-1990s has led to behavioural stasis, dependency on state solutions and institutional deterioration.

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  • Brigitte Granville & Jaume Martorell Cruz & Martha Prevezer, 2015. "Elites, Thickets and Institutions: French Resistance versus German Adaptation to Economic Change, 1945-2015," Working Papers 63, Queen Mary, University of London, School of Business and Management, Centre for Globalisation Research.
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    Keywords

    Culture; Economic History; Institutions; Industrial Relations; Elites; Varieties of Capitalism; Mental Models.;

    JEL classification:

    • N24 - Economic History - - Financial Markets and Institutions - - - Europe: 1913-
    • N40 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - General, International, or Comparative
    • N44 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - Europe: 1913-
    • O38 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Government Policy
    • Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General

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