Journal article

The Challenge of Empirical Research on Business Compliance in Regulatory Capitalism

Christine Parker, V Lehmann Nielsen

Annual Review of Law and Social Science | Annual Reviews | Published : 2009


Regulatory capitalism-a social, political, and economic order characterized by a proliferation of both markets and state and nonstate attempts to regulate markets and business conduct-creates the opportunity for theoretically and politically significant research on compliance. The plural and decentered nature of regulation, and therefore of compliance, in regulatory capitalism creates significant complexity and difficulty for social scientists in the conceptual definition and operationalization of regulatory compliance, however. We survey the different ways in which empirical researchers have studied business compliance with regulation, and their strengths and weaknesses. In doing so, we rev..

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