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Corporate Governance of Business Groups

Brian K. Boyd and Robert E. Hoskisson

in The Oxford Handbook of Business Groups

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199552863
Published online September 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199552863.003.0024

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management

 Corporate Governance of Business Groups

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The goal of this article is to offer an integrative framework for studying the governance of business groups. It begins with a brief summary of the studies focused on the governance of business groups. Next, it reviews key theoretical perspectives, including agency, resource dependence, institutional theory, and the rubber-stamp model. This article also examines how board roles may vary across groups in different nations. Next, it examines factors that affect how groups are organized, using the framework of horizontal and vertical connections proposed by Yiu and colleagues. Finally, it integrates these sections to lay out an agenda for future studies. It also develops a series of promising research questions across levels of analysis including the governance of business group types as well as member firms within the business group and institution differences and associated governance requirements.

Keywords: business groups; governance; agency; resource dependence; institutional theory; rubber-stamp model

Article.  11260 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Business Strategy ; Organizational Theory and Behaviour

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