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European Business Leaders. A Focus on the Upper Layers of the European Field Power

  • François-Xavier Dudouet
  • Eric Grémont
  • Audrey Pageaut
  • Antoine Vion
Part of the European Administrative Governance Series book series (EAGOV)

Abstract

In Euro-Clash, Neil Fligstein (2008) states that the constitution of a transnational capitalist class in Europe is not manifest, even though recent decades have been marked by the structuring of vast European markets. Following the insights of Hall and Soskice (2001), he stresses that globalized economic activities are compatible with a strong national anchorage with regard to ownership, governance or employment relations. In other words, increased trade and financial, market and economic integration does not automatically translate into social integration. Fligstein’s assumptions are all the more important as they break with a long-standing research tradition postulating the formation of a transnational capitalist class (Hymer, 1979) and conceptualize Europeanization as not only a mechanical byproduct of economic relations, but as a more complex social process.

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Chief Executive Officer Business Leader Supervisory Board Relational Capital Symbolic Capital 
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© François-Xavier Dudouet, Eric Grémont, Audrey Pageaut and Antoine Vion 2013

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  • François-Xavier Dudouet
  • Eric Grémont
  • Audrey Pageaut
  • Antoine Vion

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