Théorie de la Régulation : Concepts et méthode

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The Process of Development: The Contribution of Régulation Theory

In Machiko Nissanke and José Antonio Ocampo (editors), The Palgrave handbook of developments economics. Réflexions critiques sur la mondialisation et le développement. Chapitre : Questions méthodologiques et conceptuelles en économie du développement. Manuel de l’économie du développement de Palgrave, Chapiter 6Palgrave,  MacMillan, pages 177-227.


Development is not the search for an optimal static macro-equilibrium but it derives from the art of creating, if not miracles, at least virtuous circles in which social values, organizations, institutions and technological systems co-evolve. Development modes are therefore built upon the discovery of possible institutional arrangements that fulfil two conditions: the viability of the accumulation process and a political legitimacy around an implicit or explicit institutionalized compromise. The survey of economic history reveals a limited number of these modes: import substitution development, export-led, foreign direct investment-led and finally based upon low wage and poor welfare. Contemporary China explores a genuine development mode built upon the acute competition between a myriad of local corporatism under the aegis of a party-State. Most of these modes rely upon the resilience of an open world economy. Its stability is not guaranteed given the obstacles to the defense of global public goods and to the creation of new Commons. Last but not least, the merits of an anthropogenetic model based on education, health and culture should not be underestimated.



Development mode Regulation theory Accumulation regime Institutionalized compromise Viability

Le « modèle japonais » revisité »


L’économie politique, n° 21, Mars 2004, p. 96-112

The embedded innovation systems of Germany and Japan : Distinctive features and futures


in Yamamura Kozo, Streeck Wolfgang (eds) The End of Diversity ? Prospects for German and Japanese Capitalism, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 2003, p. 147-182.

Le monde qui changé la machine

dans Economia e politica industriale. Rassegna trimestriale diretta da Sergio Vaccà, Franco
Angeli, anno XXVIII, n°110, Milano, 2001, p. 33-68.

Fusions-acquisitions et ‘stratégies de profit’

(en collaboration avec Michel Freyssenet), Revue Française de Gestion, n° 131, Novembre-décembre 2000, p.20-28.

A new Approach of Productive Models. The World that Changed the Machine

(en collaboration avec Michel Freyssenet), Industrielle Beziehungen,
Vol 7, n° 4, Rainer Hampp Verlag 2000, p.385-412.

La France, pas douée pour l’industrie ?

Problèmes Economiques, n° 2.590, 11 Novembre 1998, p. 1-9.

Hybridization and Models of Production : Geography, History, and Theory

in Robert Boyer, Elsie Charron, Ulrich Jürgens, and Steven Tolliday (Eds)

Between Imitation and Innovation, Oxford University Press, 1998, p. 23-56.

Introduction : The transfer an Hybridization of Productive Models in the International Automobile Industry

With Elsie Charron, Ulrich Jürgens, and Steven Tolliday,

in Robert Boyer, Elsie Charron, Ulrich Jürgens, and Steven Tolliday (Eds) Between Imitation and Innovation, Oxford University Press, 1998, p. 1-20.

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