Recent Publications

My Publications

Below are PDF files of a selection of my  publications.


"Collaborative Innovation in the Norwegian Oil & Gas Industry: Surprise or sign of a new economy-wide paradigm?" w Charles Sabel, forthcoming in: Thune, T., Engen, O.A. & Wicken, O. (eds.). Petroleum Industry Transformations: Lessons from Norway and Beyond. Routledge, 2018

"Interview with SASE President Gary Herrigel" in SASE Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 1, Winter 2018, pp 4-9


"Experimentalist Systems in Manufacturing Multinationals: German Automobile and Machinery Industry Examples" Draft paper, revised verison 04 September, 2017 (paper is under review at Critical Perspectives on International Business)

"The Limits of Global Governance and an Emerging Perspective" in special issue on "Globalization Revisited" in Economic Sociology--The European Electronic Newsletter, Vol 18, No 2 | March 2017 (with Patrick Feuerstein) 

Regulation under Uncertainty:The Co-evolution of Industry and Regulation, with Charles F. Sabel and Peer Hull Kristensen--  in Regulation and Governance 2017

"Across disciplinary boundaries: Leveraging complementary perspectives on global labour " with Tobias Schulze-Cleven, Nelson Lichtenstein & Gay Seidman (forthcoming in a Special Issue of Journal of Industrial Relations, (Vol59 (4) September 2017)


Contribution to the Boston Review Forum: "How Finance Gutted Manufacturing"  April 1, 2014. 

"Globalization and the German industrial production model"   in Journal of Labour Market Research/Zeitschrift für Arbeitsmarktforschung, October 29, 2014  DOI 10.1007/s12651-014-0170-5) 


“Recent Trends in Manufacturing Globalization and Their Effects on the Distribution of R&D, Design, and Production within US, German and Japanese Automobile, Electro-Mechanical, Machinery and related Component MNCs”, Report to the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation Directorate C: Research and Innovation Unit C2: Relations with the Stakeholders.  Paris, February 25, 2013

“Flexible Spezialisierung” in Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen and Heiner Minssen, Hrsg, Lexikon der Arbeits- und Industriesoziologie  (Berlin: Edition Sigma) (note: second edition 2018)

“The Process of Chinese Manufacturing Upgrading: Learning in Supply Chains and Through the Dynamics of FDI”  in the special issue: Strategic Modularity and the Architecture of the Multinational Firm in the Global Strategy Journal,  3: 109–125 (2013) co-authored with Volker Wittke and Ulrich Voskamp

“Governance Architectures for Learning and Self-Recomposition in Chinese Industrial Upgrading ” in Gerald Berk, Dennis Galvan and Victoria Hattam, eds, Political Creativity: The Mangle of Institutional Order, Agency and Change (University of Pennsylvania Press)  co-authored with Volker Wittke and Ulrich Voskamp


 “Looking for creative experiments as a research strategy.  Review of Peer Hull Kristensen and Kari Lilja (eds), Nordic Capitalisms and Globalization: New Forms of Economic Organization and Welfare Institutions, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011” in  Socio-Economic Review 2012; doi: 10.1093/ser/mws004” 

“Sociability and Market Making: A Response to LiPuma and Lee” in Special Issue: Perspectives on the Global Crisis, Moishe Postone, Special Issue Editor, South Atlantic Quarterly , Spring  (2012) 111(2): 317-320;doi:10.1215/00382876-1548230


"Alternatives to Varieties of Capitalism." Business History Review, Winter2010, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p667-674, 8p (with Jonathan Zeitlin)


"Interfirm Relations in Global Manufacturing: Disintegrated Production and its Globalization" in Glenn Morgan, John Campbell, Colin Crouch, Peer Hull Kristensen, Ove Kai Pedersen and Richard Whitley, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009+), co-authored with Jonathan Zeitlin

"Roles and Rules: Ambiguity, Experimentation and New Forms of 
Stakeholderism in Germany"
 in Industrielle Beziehungen, 15. Jg., Heft 2, 2008 pages 111-132


“A New Wave in the History of Corporate Governance”  Enterprise and Society 2007; doi: 10.1093/es/khm073

“Corporate Governance: History without Historians” in Geoffrey Jones and Jonathan Zeitlin, eds.Handbook of Business History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007)

“Flexibility and Formalization: Rethinking Space and Governance in Corporations and Manufacturing Regions” in Katharina Bluhm and Rudi Schmidt (eds.), Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and New European Capitalism. Persistence and Change.

“Roles and Rules: Ambiguity, Experimentation and New Forms of Stakeholderism in Germany” -Chapter draft. Version differs from published one above. It contains a longer concluding theoretical discussion


“Globalization and the “Societal Effect’: Thoughts on Arndt Sorge’s The Global and the Local" in Socioeconomic Review, Volume 4, Issue 4, 2006

"Review of Kathleen Thelen, How Institutions Evolve: The Political Economy of Skills in Germany, Britain, the United States and Japan" H-German, H-Net Reviews


Institutionalists at the Limits of Insitutionalism: A Critique of Two Books on Germany and Japan”In Special Symposium on ‘Non-Liberal Capitalism’ in the Socioeconomic Review, Volume 3, number 3, 2005

“Varieties of Vertical Disintegration: The Global Trend Toward Heterogeneous Supply Relations and the Reproduction of Difference in US and German Manufacturing” in Glenn Morgan, Eli Moen, and Richard Whitley, eds, Changing Capitalisms: Internationalisation, Institutional Change and Systems of Economic Organization (Oxford UP)


“Space and Governance in New Old Economy Manufacturing Industries” in Secons Discussion Forum

“Emerging Strategies and Forms of Governance in the Components Industry in High Wage Regions”in Industry and Innovation, 1191-2) (Mar-June): 45-79


“Large Firms and Regions: New Forms of Engagements” in Bavarian American Academy, ed,Cultures of Economy/Economics of Cultures


“Large Firms and Industrial Districts in Europe: De-regionalization, Re-Regionalization and the Transformation of Manufacturing Flexibility” in John Dunning, ed., Regions, Globalization and the Knowledge Based Economy, (Oxford University Press) (Paperback 2002)

“American Occupation, Market Order and Democracy: The Case of the Steel Industry in Occupied Japan and Germany” in Zeitlin and Herrigel, eds. Americanization and its Limits: Responses to US Technology and Management in Postwar Europe and Japan, (Oxford University Press)

"Social Theory and the Transformation of Capitalism in the 20th Century" in International Journal of Politics Culture and Society, Vol 13, No. 3 2000


“Governance of Small and Medium Sized Firm Manufacturing in Germany: Transformation of the Machine Tool Industry in the 20th century” in Enterprises et Historie, Juin, 1999, N.21 pages 59-70

“Craft Production in Crisis: Industrial Restructuring in Germany during the 1990s” in Pepper Culpepper and David Finegold, eds., Restructuring Vocational Training in Germany: Comparative perspectives, (Providence: Berghahn Books)—with Charles F Sabel (paperback 2002)


"The Limits of German Manufacturing Flexibility" in Lowell Turner, ed, Negotiating the New Germany, (Cornell University Press, 1997)


“Crisis in German Decentralized Production: Unexpected Rigidity and the Challenge of an Alternative Form of Flexible Organization in Baden Württemberg” in  European Urban and Regional Studies 1996 3 (1) pages 33-52


"Industry as a Form of Order: A Comparison of the Historical Development of the Machine Tool Industries in the United States and Germany" in Wolfgang Streeck, Phillippe Schmitter and J. Rogers Hollingsworth, eds., Comparing Capitalist Economies: Variation in the Governance of Sectors, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994)


"Identity and Institutions: The Social Construction of Trade Unions in the United States and Germany in the Nineteenth Century" in Studies in American Political Development, fall 1993, 371-394

"Large Firms, Small Firms and the Governance of Flexible Specialization: Baden Württemberg and the Socialization of Risk" in Bruce Kogut, ed., Country Competitiveness: Technology and the Organizing of Work, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993)

"Power and the redefinition of industrial districts: The Case of Baden Württemberg" in Gernot Grabher, ed., The Embedded Firm, (London: Routledge, 1993), pages 227-252


Protokolle of Interview in East German Watch Factory (Uhrenfabrik Ruhle), July 1990

"Collaborative Manufacturing. New Supplier Relations in the Automobile Industry and the Redefinition of the Industrial Corporation" MIT Working Paper co-authored with Charles F. Sabel and Horst Kern

© Gary Herrigel 2017