Auteur : Soulia Bentouhami

Discussion Paper Series 2018 #01: Organization of Value Creation and Work in the Japanese Wind Power Industry: Studying Organizational Diversity in Face of Institutional Change

By Manuel Nicklich & Jörg Sydow. The Fukushima disaster of 2011 has changed the perspective on renewable energies, not least in Japan. Although the production of renewable energies has since then continuously increased in that country, too, Fukushima seems to have had a greater impact on other countries such as Germany, for example. Given the insight that emerging fields often form and change around particular events that create opportunities, we see institutional change in the field of Japanese energy production taking place.

Korea in Global Value Chains: Pathways for Industrial Transformation

The Duke University GVC center and the KIET, a key Korean public research institute, published in October 2017 a 194-page-long report on Korea’s manufacturing prospects using a Global Value Chain (GVC) framework. This report is relevant for the academic community given the up-to-date statistics and scientific references.

Institutionnalist Perspectives on China

Ce dossier, publié dans le numéro 21 de la Revue de la Régulation, est consacré à l’espèce particulière de capitalisme qui se développe aujourd’hui en Chine. Le numéro est dirigé par Robert Boyer, co-fondateur de la Théorie de la Régulation et de la Revue du même nom, et Sébastien Lechevalier (EHESS).

Japanese Political Economy Revisited: Abenomics and Institutional Change

This special issue starts with a short summary of the changing perceptions of Japan’s political economy from its meteoric rise as worldwide leading model in the 1970s and 1980s to its demotion to a problem and reform case since the later 1990s. Based on this overview, it identifies some striking issue and open questions in this conventional view of Japan’s political economy as problem and the high expectations on Abenomics as Japan’s current economic reform programme. Then we discuss the articles of the special issue and their new contributions to a better understanding of the developments at the corporate level as well as institutional change and economic reforms at the macro level in the last two decades.

Discussion Paper Series 2017 #04: « Understanding Corporate Responsibility in Japanese Capitalism: Some Comparative Observations »

By Gregory Jackson and Julia Bartosch. This paper discusses cross-country patterns of corporate responsibility with an interface to the discussion of a variety of capitalisms, and how corporate responsibility mirrors or substitutes for institutionalized forms of coordination.

Discussion Paper Series 2017 #02: « Premature financialization: a conceptual exploration »

By Hugh Whittaker. This paper reviews some of the recent writing on financialization and its effects in developing countries. Acknowledging the positive role of finance in development, it argues that beyond a certain point of ‘financial deepening’ there are negative consequences. Financialization affects the economy, and also the state.

Discussion Paper Series 2017 #01: « Institutional investors, corporate social responsibility, and stock price performance »

The launch of the United Nations Global Compact Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2006 prompted the Japanese government to emphasize corporate social responsibility (CSR) in investment policies and put pressure on institutional investors to monitor environmental and social performance.