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Between Backshore and Nearshore

Jamie Peck.

in Offshore

March 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 15824 words.

Offshore outsourcing has always been about the search for cheaper labor, and therefore cheaper locations. This drove the initial rounds of investment in India and China, and then into other...

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Beyond Production

Solee Shin and Gary G. Hamilton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems

January 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; International Business. 9682 words.

This article examines the changes that have occurred in the domestic economies of Japan, Taiwan, and Korea in the past two decades. It examines, first, the process through which these three...

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Brazil

Edmund Amann and Paulo N. Figueiredo.

in Innovative Firms in Emerging Market Countries

June 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 18924 words.

This chapter analyzes the accumulation of technological capabilities among Brazilian firms in three sectors: steel, pulp and paper, and aerospace. Its central concern is to evaluate the...

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Brazil: The Resilience of the Brazilian Insurance Market

Marcelo de Paiva Abreu and Felipe Tâmega Fernandes.

in World Insurance

August 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 10481 words.

Since the 1860s Brazilian economic history has been dominated by balance of payments shocks and spiralling inflation. Wide fluctuations in commodity prices, in the supply of foreign capital...

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Brazilian Firms and the Challenge of Competitiveness

Thomaz Wood Jr and Miguel P. Caldas.

in Can Latin American Firms Compete?

October 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 6966 words.

Since the late 1980s, Mexican firms have faced a variety of environmental changes including the privatization of state-owned firms, opening of markets to foreign trade and investment,...

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The Brazilian Software Industry

Antonio J. Junqueira Botelho, Giancarlo Stefanuto and Francisco Veloso.

in From Underdogs to Tigers

March 2005; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 14108 words.

Starting in the early 1990s, a growing and increasingly open Brazilian economy spurred extraordinary development in the domestic IT and software sectors. Firms across the economy invested...

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Bridging Islands

Robert Kneller.

August 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: International Business. 416 pages.

The innovative strength of the world's two largest economies, the United States and Japan, are based on two different forms of industrial and social organization. For the United States,...

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Bridging the Gap: Conclusions

Ashish Arora and Alfonso Gambardella.

in From Underdogs to Tigers

March 2005; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 13941 words.

This chapter summarizes what is common and what is not in the experiences of the individual countries studied. It develops an interpretive framework for understanding the growth of the...

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Bringing Order to the New World Order

Alan Treadgold and Jonathan Reynolds.

in Navigating the New Retail Landscape

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 3407 words.

This final chapter of Part 1 summarizes the key dimensions of change that define the new landscape of retailing. A framework is presented for ordering change according to whether it...

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Britain

Geoffrey Jones.

in Business Groups in the West

February 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; International Business. 10412 words.

This chapter explores the prevalence of business groups in Britain. It shows that during the nineteenth century British merchant houses established business groups with diversified...

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The British Response

Geoffrey Owen and Michael M. Hopkins.

in Science, the State, and the City

April 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; International Business. 15801 words.

The chapter describes the chain of events that led to the creation, with government support, of the UK’s first biotech firm, Celltech, in 1980. There followed a wave of start-ups as...

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Brokerage, Mediation, and Social Networks in the Creative Industries

Pacey Foster and Richard E. Ocejo.

in The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries

July 2015; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Marketing; International Business. 7457 words.

Brokerage roles in creative industries have been widely recognized but rarely studied systematically. In the research that has been done, the term gatekeeper has been used to define actors...

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Building Green Institutions

Geoffrey Jones.

in Profits and Sustainability

April 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; International Business. 13842 words.

This chapter examines the spread of standards and certification in green industries including IFOAM in organic food, ECOCERT in beauty, BREEAM and LEED in building, and Green Globe in...

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Building Innovative Capabilities in Latecomer Emerging Market Firms: Some Key Issues

Martin Bell and Paulo N. Figueiredo.

in Innovative Firms in Emerging Market Countries

June 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 36059 words.

This chapter draws on previous research to set the context for the new empirical studies in subsequent chapters. It opens by elaborating on basic ideas about latecomer firms, catching up,...

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Building the Right Long-Term Approach

Bruce Simpson and Tiffany Vogel.

in Re-Imagining Capitalism

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 8200 words.

This chapter builds on extant approaches to corporate social responsibility (CSR) to make the case for change being needed now more than ever before. The chapter goes on to describe the...

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Business and Society

Kathleen McLaughlin and Doug McMillon.

in Re-Imagining Capitalism

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 3599 words.

This chapter examines how businesses have an opportunity to use their scale and expertise to reshape global systems and in turn solve major challenges. In the long term, a company’s...

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Business Groups as an Organizational Model

Asli M. Colpan and Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Strategic Management; Business History; International Business; Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 6559 words.

Business groups are an organizational model in which collections of legally independent firms bounded together with formal and informal ties use collaborative arrangements to enhance their...

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Business Groups as Networks

James R. Lincoln and Matthew Sargent.

in Business Groups in the West

February 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; International Business. 10596 words.

This chapter explores how business groups can be viewed as networks; whether and how some groups are more “network-like” than others; and how formal network concepts and analytic methods...

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Business Groups in Argentina

Eduardo Fracchia, Luiz Mesquita and Juan Quiroga.

in The Oxford Handbook of Business Groups

August 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; International Business. 9037 words.

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...

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Business Groups in Asia

Michael Carney.

in The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems

January 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; International Business. 9840 words.

This article provides an overview of business groups in Asia. It reviews leading economic, sociological, and political-economy theories of business groups and describes the projection each...

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