The subject of globalisation was hot topic amongst all social actors in the last part of the 1990s and in beginning of 2000, no matter their political association, their social class, or their interests. Hence, French essayists raised a question, whether globalisation would stop the French social and economic structure by levying a neo-Anglo-American model. The French scholar, Elie Cohen, held that French managers had give up, overnight, the safeguard of the nation's common interest for the assistance of the free market. The same opinion was also expressed in press coverage of the Michelin affair in autumn 1999 and the Danone affair in spring 2001, when these companies made their mind to cut down their production sites in France regardless of over-budgeting.
On the political stage, France proposed its "cultural exception" in the GATT conference and discarded the MAI agreement. On the social front, the Attac movement was accepted, and farmers protested aggressively against the attention of supermarkets as a result of strong global contest. At last, the protester Jose Bove emerged as a national hero when he led a group who carefully take to pieces a McDonald's restaurant as a objection against, in particular, American taxes on French Roquefort cheese and, in general, the violating American food culture.
Yet, regardless of the public argue, a transformation of French dirigisme into a more market-oriented model highly developed, despite the political colours of the president and the government. Deregulation, denationalisation, and privatisation destitute the French state of strategy instruments that previously served to manage and direct the governance of French firms, as several scholars have remarked. The free market doctrine look as if it changed the state intrusions that, in post-war France, had been accepted by all political associations. Furthermore, influence of concentration and amalgamation transformed the French corporate world through takeover, which, as something novel, was occasionally antagonistic, conducted without earlier consultation with the state. Therefore, whether to look at the reorganization of French statism towards a more Anglo-American capitalism or at French disputes on globalisation, there seems to be copious confirmation of the Financial Times' adage regarding the Americanisation of France.
According to Emmanuel French private sector give importance vacillating evaluation of the United States. The neo-Anglo-American socio-economic system is considered to be better for business than the French one, chiefly for having less officialdom. The French private sector executives similarly stress the sturdier entrepreneurial spirit, modernism and access to capital to be found in the United States. However, their perception of the American socio-economic form is predominantly negative. (Gordon, 2001) They describe it as "ultra-liberalism," "depraved,"