The Oxford handbook of business groups
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
- Physical description
- xxviii, 799 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
- Oxford handbooks.
Stacks, non-circulating item
HD69 .S8 O94 2010
- In-library use HD69 .S8 O94 2010
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. Introduction -- PART I: OVERVIEW -- 2. Foundations of business groups: Toward an integrated framework -- 3. Business Groups in historical perspectives -- 4. BUSINESS GROUPS IN PREWAR JAPAN: HISTORICAL FORMATION AND LEGACY -- GROUP 1: ASIA -- 5. Business networks in post-war Japan: Whither the keiretsu? -- 6. Business groups in South Korea -- 7. Business groups in Taiwan -- 8. Business groups in China -- 9. Business groups in Thailand -- 10. Business groups in Singapore -- 11. Business groups in India -- GROUP 2: LATIN AMERICA -- 12. Business groups in Argentina -- 13. Business groups in Brazil -- 14. Business groups in Chile -- 15. Business groups in Mexico -- 15. Business Groups in Chile -- GROUP 3: MIDDLE EAST, EASTERN EUROPE, AND AFRICA -- 16. Business groups in Israel -- 17. Business groups in Turkey -- 18. Business groups in Russia -- 19. Business groups in South Africa -- PART III: ECONOMIC, SOCIO-POLITICAL, AND MANAGERIAL UNDERPINNINGS OF BUSINESS GROUPS -- 20. Business groups in emerging markets: Paragons or parasites? -- 21. The Riddle of the great pyramids -- 22. Economic institutions and the boundaries of business groups -- 23. Business groups and the state: The politics of expansion, restructuring and collapse -- 24. Corporate governance of business groups -- 25. The kin and the professional top leadership in business groups -- 26. Diversification strategy and business groups -- 27. Capability building in business groups -- 28. Technological innovation and business groups.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Business groups - large, diversified, often family-controlled organizations with pyramidal ownership structure, such as the Japanese zaibatsu, the Korean chaebol and the grupos economicos in Latin America - have played a significant role in national economic growth, especially in emerging economies. Earlier variants can also be found in the trading companies, often set up in Britain, which operated in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Business groups are often criticized as premodern forms of economic organization, and occasionally as symptomatic of corrupt 'crony capitalism', but many have shown remarkable resilience, navigating and adjusting to economic and political turbulence, international competition, and technological change. This Handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of business groups around the world. It examines the adaptive and competitive capabilities of business groups, and their evolutionary dynamics. 16 individual country chapters deal with business groups from Asia to Africa, the Middle East to Latin America, while overarching chapters consider the historical and theoretical context of business groups. With contributions from leading experts, The Oxford Handbook of business groups provides a comprehensive, empirically and theoretically rich guide for scholars and policy-makers.
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- Publication date
- edited by Asli M. Colpan, Takashi Hikino, and James R. Lincoln.
- Title Variation
- Business groups
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