Comparative Capitalism Without Capitalism, and Production Without Workers: The Limits and Possibilities of Contemporary Institutional Analysis

13 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2014

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Geoffrey Wood

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School

Pauline Dibben

University of Sheffield

Stuart Ogden

University of Sheffield - School of Management

Date Written: October 2014

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to consider the extent to which the comparative capitalism literature fully reflects the available empirical evidence in its attempts to model different versions of capitalism and, in particular, whether it adequately captures the roles of diverse stakeholders within the capitalist system. In doing so, particular attention is accorded to the varieties of capitalism literature, business systems theory and regulation theory. In addition, there is reflection in the paper on whether any strand of the literature is able to deal effectively with the recent economic crisis and systemic change. It is argued that more attention needs to be devoted to exploring the structural causes of change and the marginalization of the interests of key social groupings, most notably workers, from the process of institutional redesign.

Suggested Citation

Wood, Geoffrey and Dibben, Pauline and Ogden, Stuart, Comparative Capitalism Without Capitalism, and Production Without Workers: The Limits and Possibilities of Contemporary Institutional Analysis (October 2014). International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 384-396, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2504279 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12025

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