Asli M. Colpan, Takashi Hikino and James R. Lincoln

in The Oxford Handbook of Business Groups

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199552863
Published online September 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management


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This book brings together an array of state-of-the-art research on the distinctive form of economic institution known as business groups. It seeks to strengthen both scholarly and policy-oriented understanding of the business group phenomenon, which is particularly prominent in emerging markets but also in some mature industrial economies. It makes two primary and related contributions. First, text which is nation-focused provides detailed analytical and historically grounded empirical treatments of business groups in many nations. Secondly, text which is cross-national subject-focused offers theoretically based discussion of how those nations compare to one another and fit into a global context. The combination of these perspectives—the empirically specific with the conceptually and comparatively general—gives the volume a broad handle on the diverse and complex evolutionary paths followed by the world's business groups.

Keywords: state-of-the-art research; business group; industrial economies; empirical treatments; evolutionary paths

Article.  4509 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Business Strategy

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