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Institutionalist analysis of an industry: project and methodology (In French)


  • Bernard JULLIEN (GREThA UMR CNRS 5113)


The paper proposes an original institutionalist framework to analyze the dynamics of sectors (or industries), their emergence, their evolution and their possible disappearance. The meso-economic analysis concerns the way by which are institutionalized, within every industry, the relationships [ 1 ] to the market, [2] to employment, [3] to suppliers and [4] to finance. It considers the distribution of power and value between actors within an industry and their political work, while specifying the macro institutional context, as a space of constraints and opportunities for institutionalize relationships. The theoretical framework is used to understand recent changes in the automobile distribution in European Union.

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  • Bernard JULLIEN (GREThA UMR CNRS 5113), 2009. "Institutionalist analysis of an industry: project and methodology (In French)," Cahiers du GREThA 2009-19, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée.
  • Handle: RePEc:grt:wpegrt:2009-19

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    1. Bernard Jullien & A. Smith, 2008. "Industries and Globalization: the Political Causality of Differences," Post-Print hal-00293984, HAL.
    2. Olivier Favereau & André Orléan & Robert Salais & Laurent Thévenot, 2006. "Des contrats incitatifs aux conventions légitimes, une alternative aux politiques néolibérales," Post-Print halshs-00754840, HAL.
    3. Aoki, Masahiko, 1990. "Toward an Economic Model of the Japanese Firm," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, pages 1-27.
    4. Masahiko Aoki, 2013. "Toward an Economic Model of the Japanese Firm," Chapters,in: Comparative Institutional Analysis, chapter 18, pages 315-341 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    5. Bernard JULLIEN (GREThA UMR CNRS 5113), 2009. "Institutional approaches of industrial dynamics (In French)," Cahiers du GREThA 2009-17, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée.
    6. Vincent Frigant & Sylvain Moura, 2003. "Les stratégies réactives des sous-traitants de la défense en Aquitaine, Lombardie et du North-West dans la décennie 1990," Post-Print hal-00246127, HAL.
    7. Amable, Bruno, 2003. "The Diversity of Modern Capitalism," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780199261147.
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    Automobile distribution; Europe; Industry; Industrial dynamics; Institutionalism; Sectorial analysis;

    JEL classification:

    • B52 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary
    • L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure
    • L62 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Automobiles; Other Transportation Equipment; Related Parts and Equipment


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