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Business Groups in the West

Edited by Asli M. Colpan and Takashi Hikino

Published in print February 2018 | ISBN: 9780198717973
Published online April 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191787591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198717973.001.0001
Business Groups in the West

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This volume aims to explore the long-term evolution of different varieties of large enterprises in today’s developed economies. It focuses on the economic institution of business groups and attempts to comprehend the factors behind their rise, growth, struggle, and resilience; their behavioral and organizational characteristics; and their roles in national economic development. The volume seeks to enhance the scholarly and policy-oriented understanding of business groups in developed economies by bringing together state-of-the-art research on the characteristics and contributions of large enterprises in an evolutionary perspective. While business groups are a dominant and critical organization model in contemporary emerging economies and have lately attracted much attention in academic circles and business presses, their counterparts in developed economies have not been systematically examined. This book aims to fill this gap in the literature and is the first scholarly attempt to explore the evolutional paths and contemporary roles of business groups in developed economies from an internationally comparative perspective. In doing so, it argues that business groups actually rose to function as a critical factor of industrial dynamics in the context of the Second Industrial Revolution in the late nineteenth century. They have adapted their characteristic roles and transformed to fit to the changing market and institutional settings. As they flexibly co-evolve with the environment, the volume shows that business groups can remain as a viable organization model in the world’s most advanced economies today.

Keywords: business groups; big business; developed economies; emerging economies; multidivisional enterprises; conglomerate firms; family business; Chandlerian paradigm

Book.  592 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business History ; International Business

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