Beyond the Firm: Business Groups in International and Historical Perspective

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgements v
  • Contents vii
  • List of Contributors ix
  • List of Figures xi
  • List of Tables xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - The History and Structure of Business Groups in Japan 5
  • Part I - The Corporate Complex 29
  • 2 - Diversification Process and the Ownership Structure of Samsung Chaebol 31
  • Introduction 31
  • Notes 55
  • 3 - From Zaibatsu to Corporate Complexes 59
  • Introduction 59
  • Conclusion 85
  • References 86
  • 4 - Structure and Strategy of Belgian Business Groups (1920-1990) 88
  • Conclusion 104
  • References 105
  • Part II - The Corporate Group 107
  • 5 - Growth Via Politics: Business Groups Italian-Style 109
  • Introduction 109
  • Notes 132
  • References 133
  • 6 - Business Groups in the German Electrical Industry 135
  • 7 - A Path to the Corporate Group in Japan: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Its Group Formation 167
  • Introduction 167
  • Conclusion 181
  • Notes 182
  • Bibliography 182
  • Part III - Assembler-Supplier Relations 185
  • 8 'Japanese-Style' Supplier Relationships in the American Auto Industry, 1895-1920 187
  • Conclusion - Japanese-Style' Supplier Relations? 208
  • References 213
  • 9 - The Subcontracting System and Business Groups: the Case of the Japanese Automotive Industry 215
  • Conclusion 239
  • Notes 240
  • References 241
  • Part IV - Japanese Business Groups 243
  • 10 - The Organizational Logic of Business Groups: Evidence from the Zaibatsu 245
  • Conclusion 270
  • Notes 271
  • References 272
  • 11 - Learning to Work Together: Adaptation and the Japanese Firm 274
  • References 288
  • Afterword 291
  • Notes 295
  • Index 297
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