International strategy and business groups : A review and future research agenda

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Author(s)

  • R. Michael Holmes
  • Robert E. Hoskisson
  • Hicheon Kim
  • William P. Wan
  • Tim R. Holcomb

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-150
Journal / PublicationJournal of World Business
Volume53
Issue number2
Online published30 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018

Abstract

Motivated by the growth and internationalization of business groups, this paper reviews the business group literature and presents a future research agenda, highlighting their implications for international strategy. The paper identifies theoretical tensions and empirical ambiguities around three key business group features—corporate governance, internal markets, and corporate strategy—and three key outcome variables—performance, economic impact, and innovation—that have generated significant debate. We conclude with three methodological concerns relevant to these debates: generalizing business group research across countries, endogeneity in business group research, and performance measurement in business groups.

Research Area(s)

  • Business groups, Corporate strategy and governance, Economic development, Internal markets, International strategy, Market imperfections

Citation Format(s)

International strategy and business groups : A review and future research agenda. / Holmes, R. Michael; Hoskisson, Robert E.; Kim, Hicheon et al.

In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 53, No. 2, 02.2018, p. 134-150.

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