The Oxford Handbook of Business Groups

Paperback | September 15, 2012

EditorAsli M. Colpan, Takashi Hikino, James R. Lincoln

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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 emergingeconomies. 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 technologicalchange. 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 LatinAmerica, 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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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 emergingeconomies. Earlier variants can also be found in...

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

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1. Asli M. Colpan, Takashi Hikino and James R. Lincoln: IntroductionPart I: Overview2. Asli M. Colpan and Takashi Hikino: Foundations of business groups: Toward an integrated framework3. Geoffrey Jones and Asli M. Colpan: Business Groups in historical perspectives4. Hideaki Miyajima and Shinya Kawamoto: Business groups in prewar Japan: Historical formation and legacyPart II: National Experiences of Business GroupsGroup 1: Asia5. James R. Lincoln and Masahiro Shimotani: Business networks in post-war Japan: Whither the keiretsu?6. Hicheon Kim: Business groups in South Korea7. Chi-Nien Chung and Ishtiaq P. Mahmood: Business groups in Taiwan8. Keun Lee and Young Sam Kang: Business groups in China9. Akira Suehiro and Natenapha Wailerdsak: Business groups in Thailand10. Lai Si Tsui-Auch and Toru Yoshikawa: Business groups in Singapore11. Jayati Sarkar: Business groups in IndiaGroup 2: Latin America12. Eduardo Fracchia, Luiz Mesquita and Juan Quiroga: Business groups in Argentina13. Dante M. Aldrighi and Fernando Postali: Business groups in Brazil14. Fernando Lefort: Business groups in Chile15. Taeko Hoshino: Business groups in Mexico15. Fernando Lefort: Business Groups in ChileGroup 3: Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Africa16. Konstantin Kosenko and Yishay P. Yafeh: Business groups in Israel17. Asli M. Colpan: Business groups in Turkey18. Sergei Guriev: Business groups in Russia19. Andrea Goldstein: Business groups in South AfricaPart III: Economic, Socio-Political, and Managerial Underpinnings of Business Groups20. Tarun Khanna and Yisyah Yafeh: Business groups in emerging markets: Paragons or parasites?21. Randall Morck: The Riddle of the great pyramids22. Richard Langlois: Economic institutions and the boundaries of business groups23. Ben Ross Schneider: Business groups and the state: The politics of expansion, restructuring and collapse24. Brian Boyd and Robert E. Hoskisson: Corporate governance of business groups25. Behlul Usdiken: The kin and the professional top leadership in business groups26. Andrew Delios and Xufei Ma: Diversification strategy and business groups27. Mauro Guillen: Capability building in business groups28. Mike Hobday and Asli M. Colpan: Technological innovation and business groups

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