The Oxford Handbook of Business Groups
Edited by Asli M. Colpan, Takashi Hikino, and James R. Lincoln
The Oxford Handbook of Business Groups provides a comprehensive analysis of business groups around the world. Business groupslarge, diversified, often family-controlled organizations with pyramidal ownership structure, such as the Japanese zaibatsu, the Korean chaebol and the grupos econmicos in Latin Americahave 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. Sixteen individual country articles deal with business groups from Asia to Africa, the Middle East to Latin America, while overarching articles consider the historical and theoretical context of business groups.
- Oxford University Press
- Print Publication Date:
- Aug 2010
- Published online:
- Sep 2010