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Manufacturing Possibilities: Creative Action and Industrial Recomposition in the United States, Germany, and Japan

Gary Herrigel


Manufacturing Possibilities examines adjustment dynamics in the steel, automobile and machinery industries in Germany, the U.S., and Japan since World War II. Using detailed historical and interview based contemporary analysis, the book shows that as national industrial actors in each sector try to compete in global markets, they recompose firm and industry boundaries, producer strategies, stakeholder interests and governance mechanisms at all levels of their political economies. Theoretically, the book marks a departure from both neoliberal economic and historical institutionalis ... More

Keywords: manufacturing, pragmatism, institutionalism, neoliberalism, creative action, steel industry, automobile industry, machinery industry, supply chains, globalization, vertical disintegration, United States, Germany, Japan

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199557738
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557738.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Herrigel, author
Associate Professor of Political Science and the College, University of Chicago
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