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- List of Tables
- Notes on Contributors
- Foundations of Business Groups: Towards an Integrated Framework
- Business Groups in Historical Perspectives
- Business Groups in Prewar Japan: Historical Formation and Legacy
- Business Networks in Postwar Japan: Whither the <i>Keiretsu</i>?
- Business Groups in South Korea
- Business Groups in Taiwan
- Business Groups in China
- Business Groups in Thailand
- Business Groups in Singapore
- Business Groups in India
- Business Groups in Argentina
- Business Groups in Brazil
- Business Groups in Chile
- Business Groups in Mexico
- Business Groups in Israel
- Business Groups in Turkey
- Business Groups in Russia
- Business Groups in South Africa
- Business Groups in Emerging Markets: Paragons or Parasites?
- The Riddle of the Great Pyramids
- Economic Institutions and the Boundaries of Business Groups
- Business Groups and the State: The Politics of Expansion, Restructuring, and Collapse
- Corporate Governance of Business Groups
- The Kin and the Professional: Top Leadership in Family Business Groups
- Diversification Strategy and Business Groups
- Capability Building in Business Groups
- Technological Innovation and Business Groups
Abstract and Keywords
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 structure. For that, this article reviews the origins and evolution of business groups, addressing in particular the way they have responded to recent transformations in the business environment. In short, this article is intended to offer research on an exploratory basis on the experience of business groups in emerging countries, in an attempt to enrich the understanding of their strategic decisions and behaviors. One interesting feature of this study is that it combines qualitative and quantitative data, collected both through in-depth interviews and from public information sources on Argentine business groups.
Eduardo Fracchia is Associate Professor of Economics at IAE Business School, Argentina. His current research interests include national and business competitiveness, macroeconomics in Latin America, industrial policy, and business groups. His research on business groups in emerging economies has been published in Management Research. He also wrote a chapter on business groups in the volume Can Latin American Firms Compete? (Oxford University Press, 2007). He analysed the determinants of strategic decisions of business groups in Argentina during the 1990s in his doctoral thesis in the IESE, and has also written a book about applied macroeconomics and collaborated with four of the cases in the forthcoming volume The Two Shores.
Luiz Mesquita is Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization, at the W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, United States, with a joint appointment at the Insper Institute of Education & Research. His research centers on issues of multi‐party coordination in contexts of simultaneous cooperation and competition. His publications have appeared in outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, and Harvard Business Review, among others. He is also the co‐editor (with Robert Grosse) of Can Latin American Firms Compete? (Oxford University Press, 2007), and (with Arnold Cooper, Sharon Alvarez, Aljandro Carrera, and Roberto Vassolo) of Entrepreneurial Strategies: New Technologies and Emerging Markets (Blackwell Publishing, 2006).
Juan Quiroga is Assistant Professor of Business Policy at IAE Business School, Argentina. His current research interests include the way ownership and corporate governance impact decision‐making in organizations in emerging economies. His research has been published in such journals as the Academy of Management Executive. He is currently a doctoral student specializing in the strategy field at INSEAD.
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