The Oxford Handbook of Business Groups

The Oxford Handbook of Business Groups

by Asli M. Colpan
     
 

ISBN-10: 019955286X

ISBN-13: 9780199552863

Pub. Date: 09/30/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Business groups - large, diversified, often family-controlled organizations with pyramidal ownership structure, such as the Japanese zaibatsu, the Korean chaebol and the grupos economicos in Latin America - have played a significant role in national economic growth, especially in emerging economies. Earlier variants can also be found in the trading companies, often

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Business groups - large, diversified, often family-controlled organizations with pyramidal ownership structure, such as the Japanese zaibatsu, the Korean chaebol and the grupos economicos in Latin America - have played a significant role in national economic growth, especially in emerging economies. Earlier variants can also be found in the trading companies, often set up in Britain, which operated in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Business groups are often criticized as premodern forms of economic organization, and occasionally as symptomatic of corrupt 'crony capitalism', but many have shown remarkable resilience, navigating and adjusting to economic and political turbulence, international competition, and technological change.

This Handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of business groups around the world. It examines the adaptive and competitive capabilities of business groups, and their evolutionary dynamics. 16 individual country chapters deal with business groups from Asia to Africa, the Middle East to Latin America, while overarching chapters consider the historical and theoretical context of business groups. With contributions from leading experts, The Oxford Handbook of business groups provides a comprehensive, empirically and theoretically rich guide for scholars and policy-makers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199552863
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2010
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.80(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Abbreviations

Notes on Contributors

1 Introduction James R. Lincoln Lincoln, James R. 1

PART I THEORETICAL AND HISTORICAL OVERVIEW

2 Foundations of Business Groups: Towards an Integrated Framework Takashi Hikino Hikino, Takashi 15

3 Business Groups in Historical Perspectives Asli M. Colpan Colpan, Asli M. 67

PART II NATIONAL EXPERIENCES OF BUSINESS GROUPS

Group 1 Asia

4 Business Groups in Prewar Japan: Historical Formation and Legacy Shinya Kawamoto Kawamoto, Shinya 97

5 Business Networks in Postwar Japan: Whither the Kevetsu? Masahiro Shimoiani Shimoiani, Masahiro 127

6 Business Groups in South Korea Hichfon Kim Kim, Hichfon 157

7 Business Groups in Taiwan Ishiiaq P. Mahmood Mahmood, Ishiiaq P. 180

8 Business Groups in China Young-Sam Kang Kang, Young-Sam 210

9 Business Groups in Thailand Akira Suehiro Suehiro, Akira 237

10 Business Groups in Singapore Toru Yoshikawa Yoshikawa, Toru 267

11 Business Groups in India Jayati Sarkar Sarkar, Jayati 294

Group 2 Latin America

12 Business Groups in Argentina Juan Quiroga Quiroga, Juan 325

13 Business Groups in Brazil Fernando A. S. Postali Postali, Fernando A. S. 353

14 Business Groups in Chile Fernando Lefort Lefort, Fernando 387

15 Business Groups in Mexico Taeko Hoshino Hoshino, Taeko 424

Group 3 The Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Africa

16 Business Groups in Israel Yishay Yafeh Yafeh, Yishay 459

17 Business Groups in Turkey Asli M. Colpan Colpan, Asli M. 486

18 Business Groups in Russia Sergei Guriev Guriev, Sergei 526

19 Business Groups in South Africa Andrea Goldstein Goldstein, Andrea 547

PART III ECONOMIC, SOCIOPOLITICAL, AND MANAGERIAL UNDERPINNINGS OF BUSINESS GROUPS

20 Business Groups in Emerging Markets: Paragons or Parasites? Yishay Yafeh Yafeh, Yishay 575

21 The Riddle of the Great Pyramids Randall Morck Morck, Randall 602

22 Economic Institutions and the Boundaries of Business Groups Richard N. Langlois Langlois, Richard N. 629

23 Business Groups and the State: The Politics of Expansion, Restructuring, and Collapse Ben Ross Schneider Schneider, Ben Ross 650

24 Corporate Governance of Business Groups Robert E. Hoskisson Hoskisson, Robert E. 670

25 The Kin and the Professional: Top Leadership in Family Business Groups Behlul Usdiken Usdiken, Behlul 696

26 Diversification Strategy and Business Groups Xufei Ma Ma, Xufei 717

27 Capability Building in Business Groups Mauro F. Guilien Guilien, Mauro F. 743

28 Technological Innovation and Business Groups Asli M. Colpan Colpan, Asli M. 763

Index 783

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