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Business Groups in Argentina  

Eduardo Fracchia, Luiz Mesquita, and Juan Quiroga

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
This article presents the origins and recent evolution of Argentine business groups. It provides a brief basic profile of these business groups in terms of size, ownership, governance, and ... More

Business Groups in Brazil  

Dante M. Aldrighi and Fernando A. S. Postali

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
As in many other countries, business groups in Brazil are typically owned by families and owe much of their evolution and weight in the national economy to government policies. ... More

Business Groups in Chile  

Fernando Lefort

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
Chilean business groups tend to be structured as a collection of listed and non-listed companies presenting highly concentrated ownership and hanging under a listed holding company. These ... More

Business Groups in China  

Keun Lee and Young‐Sam Kang

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
Apart from some incidence in the early twentieth century, modern-style business groups emerged in China in the mid-1980s as a consequence of the reform and restructuring of state-owned ... More

Business Groups in Emerging Markets: Paragons or Parasites?  

Tarun Khanna and Yishay Yafeh

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
The ubiquity and diversity of business groups make the study of this institution fascinating. Conceptually, this hybrid organizational form between firm and market can shed new light on ... More

Business Groups in India  

Jayati Sarkar

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
The objective of this article is to examine the evolution of family business groups in India, one of the fastest-growing emerging economies in recent times and a country where business ... More

Business Groups in Israel  

Konstantin Kosenko and Yishay Yafeh

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
Business groups of various forms and types have existed in Israel almost constantly since its independence. This article begins with a brief summary of the relevant institutional and ... More

Business Groups in Mexico  

Taeko Hoshino

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
The purpose of this article is to reveal the reasons behind the growth of large Mexican business groups and the changes in their characteristics under the neo-liberal economic reforms and ... More

Business Groups in Prewar Japan: Historical Formation and Legacy  

Hideaki Miyajima and Shinya Kawamoto

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
The objective of this article is to examine the evolution and economic function of business groups, often referred to as zaibatsu, in prewar Japan. It should be noted, however, that, in ... More

Business Groups in Russia  

Sergei Guriev

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
This article tracks the evolution of Russian business groups since their emergence during privatization in the 1990s and the restructuring and consolidation that followed. As in other ... More

Business Groups in Singapore  

Lai Si Tsui‐Auch and Toru Yoshikawa

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
Like many other economies, the Singaporean economy is dominated by business groups. As in a number of other East and South East Asian economies, family-controlled business groups control a ... More

Business Groups in South Africa  

Andrea Goldstein

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
This article updates a previous analysis of the changing face and strategies of South African big business. In particular, it examines whether the group structure that characterized the ... More

Business Groups in South Korea  

Hicheon Kim

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
By 1996, Korea had emerged as the world's eleventh largest economy and as a major global player in many industries ranging from shipbuilding and steel to semiconductors and automobiles, ... More

Business Groups in Taiwan  

Chi‐Nien Chung and Ishtiaq P. Mahmood

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
This article examines the formation and evolution of the one hundred largest business groups in Taiwan from the 1970s to the 2000s. It first provides a brief description of the formation ... More

Business Groups in Thailand  

Natenapha Wailerdsak and Akira Suehiro

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
This article aims to examine the development of business groups in Thailand. It considers business groups, not just as a response to market failure or institutional voids in emerging ... More

Business Groups in Turkey  

Asli M. Colpan

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
This article aims to examine the evolution of the Turkish large-enterprise economy focusing on the family-owned diversified business groups. Turkey presents a still-unexplored yet ... More

Business Networks in Postwar Japan: Whither the Keiretsu?  

James R. Lincoln and Masahiro Shimotani

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
The purpose of this article is to discuss the postwar Japanese keiretsu. In the face of powerful forces of institutional and economic change, the groups have “withered away,” such that ... More

Business Studies: The Global Dynamics of Business–State Relations  

Jonathan Story and Thomas Lawton

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Feb 2010
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May 2010
This article takes the position that strategy and policy must be seen as complementary because they provide a different lens to look on the future as the holism through which current ... More

Cross‐National Variation in Representation Rights and Governance at Work  

Carola Frege and John Godard

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Feb 2010
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May 2010
This article focuses on the differences between the United States and Germany. These two nations are viewed as representative of distinctive varieties of capitalism, and they have very ... More

A Durkheimian Approach to Globalization  

Paul Hirsch, Peer C. Fiss, and Amanda Hoel‐Green

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Mar 2009
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Sep 2009
The work of Émile Durkheim, and particularly his theory of the division of labor, occupies a somewhat peculiar place in the pantheon of classical sociologists. This article extends ... More

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