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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 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 Brazil

Dante M. Aldrighi and Fernando A. S. Postali.

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. 11908 words.

As in many other countries, business groups in Brazil are typically owned by families and owe much of their evolution and weight in the national economy to government policies. Nonetheless,...

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Business Groups in Chile

Fernando Lefort.

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. 11968 words.

Chilean business groups tend to be structured as a collection of listed and non-listed companies presenting highly concentrated ownership and hanging under a listed holding company. These...

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Business Groups in China

Keun Lee and Young‐Sam Kang.

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. 9699 words.

Apart from some incidence in the early twentieth century, modern-style business groups emerged in China in the mid-1980s as a consequence of the reform and restructuring of state-owned...

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Business Groups in Emerging Markets: Paragons or Parasites?

Tarun Khanna and Yishay Yafeh.

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. 12272 words.

The ubiquity and diversity of business groups make the study of this institution fascinating. Conceptually, this hybrid organizational form between firm and market can shed new light on the...

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Business Groups in India

Jayati Sarkar.

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. 10780 words.

The objective of this article is to examine the evolution of family business groups in India, one of the fastest-growing emerging economies in recent times and a country where business...

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Business Groups in Israel

Konstantin Kosenko and Yishay Yafeh.

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. 9062 words.

Business groups of various forms and types have existed in Israel almost constantly since its independence. This article begins with a brief summary of the relevant institutional and...

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Business Groups in Mexico

Taeko Hoshino.

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. 11469 words.

The purpose of this article is to reveal the reasons behind the growth of large Mexican business groups and the changes in their characteristics under the neo-liberal economic reforms and...

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Business Groups in Prewar Japan: Historical Formation and Legacy

Hideaki Miyajima and Shinya Kawamoto.

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. 12718 words.

The objective of this article is to examine the evolution and economic function of business groups, often referred to as zaibatsu, in prewar Japan. It should be noted, however, that, in...

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Business Groups in Russia

Sergei Guriev.

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. 8014 words.

This article tracks the evolution of Russian business groups since their emergence during privatization in the 1990s and the restructuring and consolidation that followed. As in other...

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Business Groups in Singapore

Lai Si Tsui‐Auch and Toru Yoshikawa.

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. 9437 words.

Like many other economies, the Singaporean economy is dominated by business groups. As in a number of other East and South East Asian economies, family-controlled business groups control a...

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Business Groups in South Africa

Andrea Goldstein.

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. 10177 words.

This article updates a previous analysis of the changing face and strategies of South African big business. In particular, it examines whether the group structure that characterized the...

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Business Groups in South Korea

Hicheon Kim.

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. 8742 words.

By 1996, Korea had emerged as the world's eleventh largest economy and as a major global player in many industries ranging from shipbuilding and steel to semiconductors and automobiles,...

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Business Groups in Taiwan

Chi‐Nien Chung and Ishtiaq P. Mahmood.

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. 11422 words.

This article examines the formation and evolution of the one hundred largest business groups in Taiwan from the 1970s to the 2000s. It first provides a brief description of the formation...

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Business Groups in Thailand

Natenapha Wailerdsak and Akira Suehiro.

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. 11193 words.

This article aims to examine the development of business groups in Thailand. It considers business groups, not just as a response to market failure or institutional voids in emerging...

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Business Groups in Turkey

Asli M. Colpan.

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. 13829 words.

This article aims to examine the evolution of the Turkish large-enterprise economy focusing on the family-owned diversified business groups. Turkey presents a still-unexplored yet...

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Business Networks in Postwar Japan: Whither the Keiretsu?

James R. Lincoln and Masahiro Shimotani.

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. 10535 words.

The purpose of this article is to discuss the postwar Japanese keiretsu. In the face of powerful forces of institutional and economic change, the groups have “withered away,” such that they...

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Business Studies

Jonathan Story and Thomas Lawton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government

February 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; International Business. 15329 words.

This article takes the position that strategy and policy must be seen as complementary because they provide a different lens to look on the future as the holism through which current...

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Cross‐National Variation in Representation Rights and Governance at Work

Carola Frege and John Godard.

in The Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organizations

February 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour; International Business. 11462 words.

This article focuses on the differences between the United States and Germany. These two nations are viewed as representative of distinctive varieties of capitalism, and they have very...

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