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Dott. Manuel Vallero

  • Dottorato: 23° ciclo
  • Matricola: 338836

Tesi di dottorato

Developmental industrial policies in the PRC

The research underway aims at pointing out the positive relationship between meritocratic careers in state bureaucracies and the presence of "meritocratic" industrial policies, thus trying to further investigate the micro-macro link. Its main focus is the developmental strategy behind PRC’s industrial policies based on the upgrading of the overall industrial structure.

The starting theoretical background is the attempt of scholars from various academic disciplines to reach an adequate explanation of the broad historical catching-up process realized by late-industrializing countries. The developmental state pattern, in particular, has been built by putting together single case studies on different East Asian countries. Challenging the neo-classical political economy’s view of state interventions in the economy as barely negative, this model instead is based on strong weberian assumptions concerning the potential positive role of state bureaucracies in the process of economic growth.

Amsden (2001) has extensively analysed the industrial policies put into practice by latecomer countries worldwide: according to her, long-term economic growth stems from a well-engineered incentive and monitoring system (“the control mechanism”) based on reciprocity between the state administration (“the support provider”) and the entrepreneurial targets involved (“the support recipients”). This means that target enterprises are endowed with special resources (e.g. R&D support, long-term loans, market entry restrictions, tax discounts, public procurement etc.), but only conditional upon their actual adoption of certain monitorable performance standards (e.g. export quota, investment in R&D, local content requirements, environmental standards, advanced manufacturing techniques etc.). The developmental scheme implied, therefore, could be sketched out in this manner: the setting of planning targets --> the support to designated enterprises and industries --> the monitoring of performance standards.

An important premise for this huge and crucial public policy task, then, is the presence of strongly motivated and competent bureaucracies – merit based careers, recruitment through national civil service examinations and recurring training activities.

The research is mainly based on the analysis of official documents, and its aim is to assess the degree of consistency between the general traits of a composite model (the developmental state pattern) and the empirical chinese institutional reality. In particular, there are two different operationalizable elements on which to focus our attention:

I)                 the organizational structure of the institution providing the “bonus” --> meritocratic recruitment plus meritocratic, long-term, predictable, remunerative and prestigious career paths;

II)               the institutional control mechanism ensuring a “disciplined” set of economic actors --> a well-engineered incentive and monitoring system based on reciprocity between the state administration and the entrepreneurial targets involved, i.e. the availability of support but only conditional to the adoption of set performance standards.

- Tipologia: Articolo scientifico

(con S. Bertolini) "Io non faccio la ballerina, io sono una ballerina". Tra successo e abbandono: i percorsi di carriera nei percorsi artistici (2011), Sociologia del Lavoro, 123, Franco Angeli, ISSN: 0392-5048.

- Tipologia: Working paper

(con S. Bertolini) Career patterns in the artistic labour market: multiple job holding and informal professional networks (2010), Working paper n. 25 / 2010, Dipartimento di Economia "S. Cognetti De Martiis" - EBLA - CSS.

- Tipologia: Capitolo in Rapporto di Ricerca

I percorsi di carriera nel settore del cinema, in Belloni M.C. et al. (2008), Rapporto finale. I percorsi di carriera nei settori creativi in Piemonte: differenze di genere ed intergenerazionali, Progetto Alfieri - Fondazione CRT.

- Tipologia: Capitolo in Rapporto di Ricerca

(con S. Bertolini) Cambiamenti organizzativi e differenze tra generazioni, in Belloni M.C. et al. (2008), Rapporto finale. I percorsi di carriera nei settori creativi in Piemonte: differenze di genere ed intergenerazionali, Progetto Alfieri - Fondazione CRT.





Attività di ricerca

- Economic sociology

- Sociology of development

- PRC and East Asian countries

- Industrial policies

- Career patterns

- Network analysis

- New institutionalism

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