The Diversity of Emerging Capitalisms in Developing Countries

Globalization, Institutional Convergence and Experimentation

  • Eric Rougier
  • François Combarnous

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Analysing Capitalisms as Institutional Systems: Our Approach

  3. The Seven Sectors of Institutional Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Ela Callorda Fossati
      Pages 95-126
    3. Coralie Reslinger
      Pages 127-153
    4. Eric Rougier
      Pages 155-184
    5. Matthieu Clément
      Pages 185-212
    6. Dalila Nicet-Chenaf
      Pages 213-241
    7. Céline Bonnefond, Claire Gondard-Delcroix
      Pages 243-270
    8. André Meunié
      Pages 271-294
  4. Varieties of Emerging Capitalism, Institutional Complementarities and Trajectories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Eric Rougier, François Combarnous
      Pages 297-328
    3. François Combarnous, Eric Rougier
      Pages 329-370
    4. François Combarnous, Eric Rougier
      Pages 371-409
  5. Emerging Capitalisms and Paths of Institutional Reforms in Developing Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Eric Rougier, François Combarnous
      Pages 413-435
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 437-462

About this book


This book presents the results of a collective and original empirical investigation of the institutional systems underlying the capitalisms that are coming to the fore in developing nations. While varieties of industrialized countries’ capitalisms are extensively scrutinized, those of developing countries’ capitalisms are far less documented. By implementing a unified and original comparative approach based on the institutional complementarity theory, the different contributions of the book find evidence for the originality and extreme heterogeneity of the forms of capitalism to be observed in developing countries.  This text analyses capitalist systems as clusters of sectoral institutions and regulations, identifying differences in emerging and developing countries.
Rougier and Combarnous bring together contributors to answer the following questions: What are these clusters of institutions underlying emerging capitalisms? How can we identify and then study them empirically? Are there common patterns of institutional clustering across countries? If so, what are their main long-term determinants? Are there specific patterns of economic outcome associated with these clusters? Can different forms of institutional complementarity be observed? How can we analyse institutional reform from this perspective?


Capitalism Comparative management Economic planning Developing and emerging countries Heterodox Economic theory Institutional reform Agriculture Education Institutional governance Globalisation Labour institutions Labour regulation Economic systems Product Market Governance Environmental Governance Social protection

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Rougier
    • 1
  • François Combarnous
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Bordeaux, GREThAPESSAC CEDEXFrance
  2. 2.University of Bordeaux, GREThAPESSAC CEDEXFrance

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