- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Institutional Perspectives—Working towards Coherence or Irreconcilable Diversity?
- Beyond Comparative Statics: Historical Institutional Approaches to Stability and Change In the Political Economy of Labor
- Actors and Institutions
- Institutional Reproduction and Change
- Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Social Science Data
- The State in the Economy: Neoliberal or Neoactivist?
- Money and Markets
- Transnational Institutions and International Regimes
- Law as a Governing Institution
- Institutional Change in Financial Systems
- The Comparative Institutional Analysis of Innovation: From Industrial Policy to the Knowledge Economy
- Changing Competition Models in Market Economies: The Effects of Inter‐nationalization, Technological Innovations, and Academic Expansion on the Conditions Supporting Dominant Economic Logics
- Institutions, Wealth, and Inequality
- Corporate Governance
- The Institutional Construction of Firms
- Institutionalizing the Employment Relationship
- Inter‐Firm Relations in Global Manufacturing: Disintegrated Production and Its Globalization
- Institutional Transformation in European Post‐Communist Regimes
- State Failure
- Financial Capitalism Resurgent: Comparative Institutionalism and the Challenges of Financialization
- Institutional Competitiveness: How Nations came to Compete
- Epilogue: Institutions in History: Bringing Capitalism Back In
Abstract and Keywords
This article starts with a description in broad strokes of the intellectual heritage shaping institutionalism in different social science disciplines. Then, a number of debates serve as points of entry to approach the question of coherence or diversity. The definition of institutions, the double issue of change and emergence, and the question of action and agency are explored in turn. Those are key questions today, with which scholars are grappling across and beyond disciplinary boundaries. A red thread throughout the article is to ponder whether the exploration of these questions reveals enduring and tight boundaries, or whether it shows instead increasing coherence and proximity within the broad institutionalist family. In the concluding section, the article goes back to this thread.
Marie‐Laure Djelic, Professor, ESSEC, Paris.
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