- List of Figures
- 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 Keiretsu?
- 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 begins by pointing to the distinctions made between control, rule, and management to be employed as a guiding framework in examining continuity and change in leadership. This is accompanied by a review of the earlier literature that has had something to say on the way family business groups are run. This article then turns to identifying and discussing the different perspectives that have informed more recent studies, followed by an assessment of the scant empirical evidence that is available. The penultimate section considers the benefits of bringing in a power perspective, largely neglected in the present literature, as an additional approach for addressing change and continuity in the top leadership of family business groups. Finally, the concluding section of this article explores the issues that require further research attention and the methods that need to be pursued.
Behlül Üsdiken is Professor at the School of Management, Sabancı University, Turkey. His interest areas include organization theory, history of management thought, and management education. He has published in such journals as Business History, Organization Studies, British Journal of Management, and Strategic Management Journal. He is the co‐editor (with Ayşe Buğra) of State, Market and Organizational Form (Walter de Gruyter, 1997), and co‐author (with Mattias Kipping) of “Business History and Management Studies,” in Geoffrey Jones and Jonathan Zeitlin (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Business History (Oxford University Press, 2008).
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