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The Oxford Handbook of Business Groups

ISBN : 9780199660520

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¥6,479
Author: 
Asli M. Colpan; Takashi Hikino; James R. Lincoln
Pages
832 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
172 x 247 mm
Pub date
Jul 2012
Series
Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management
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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.

Index: 

1. Introduction
PART I: OVERVIEW
2. Foundations of business groups: Toward an integrated framework
3. Business Groups in historical perspectives
4. Business groups in prewar Japan: Historical formation and legacy
PART II: NATIONAL EXPERIENCES OF BUSINESS GROUPS
GROUP 1: ASIA
5. Business networks in post-war Japan: Whither the keiretsu?
6. Business groups in South Korea
7. Business groups in Taiwan
8. Business groups in China
9. Business groups in Thailand
10. Business groups in Singapore
11. Business groups in India
GROUP 2: LATIN AMERICA
12. Business groups in Argentina
13. Business groups in Brazil
14. Business groups in Chile
15. Business groups in Mexico
15. Business Groups in Chile
GROUP 3: MIDDLE EAST, EASTERN EUROPE, AND AFRICA
16. Business groups in Israel
17. Business groups in Turkey
18. Business groups in Russia
19. Business groups in South Africa
PART III: ECONOMIC, SOCIO-POLITICAL, AND MANAGERIAL UNDERPINNINGS OF BUSINESS GROUPS
20. Business groups in emerging markets: Paragons or parasites?
21. The Riddle of the great pyramids
22. Economic institutions and the boundaries of business groups
23. Business groups and the state: The politics of expansion, restructuring and collapse
24. Corporate governance of business groups
25. The kin and the professional top leadership in business groups
26. Diversification strategy and business groups
27. Capability building in business groups
28. Technological innovation and business groups

About the author: 

Asli M. Colpan, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University; Takashi Hikino, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University; James R. Lincoln, Professor, Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

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