Beyond the Firm: Business Groups in International and Historical Perspective

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INDEX
ABB 157
Accumulatoren-Fabrik AG 147
acquisitions and mergers see mergers and acquisitions
adaptation 274-87
AEG 3, 136-42
agency model of the firm 275
AGIP (Azienda Generale Italiana Petroli) 120, 121
Agnelli, A.112, 128
Aichi Kogyo230
Aikawa / Nissan 73, 85
Aisin Seiki230
Alden, H. W.203
Alfa Romeo111-12, 127
alliances / partnerships 245, 247, 248
Belgian business groups 98-100, 104
zaibatsu 255, 258, 265-7, 270
see alsojoint ventures
allocative efficiency models of the firm 275-6, 287
Amato, G. 122,133 n.
Amatori, F. 3, 109-31, 132 n.
Amoroso, B. 133 n.
ANIC ( Oil Hydrogenation National Company) 121
Ansaldo group 110, 113
Anti-Monopoly Law 1947 ( Japan) 9, 73, 77, 292
Aoki, M. 271, 295 n.
Arndt, H. 161 n.
Asahi Trust & Banking80
Asajima, S. 66, 68, 85
Asano zaibatsu73
assembler-supplier relations 1, 3, 187-240
Japanese auto industry 22, 187-8, 208, 209, 215-40
US auto industry 187-210
see alsosubcontractor systems
asset tax, Japan74-6
Auer-Gesellschaft147
Automatische Fernsprechanlagen-Bau- Gesellschaft 146
automobile industry assembler-supplier relationships
in Japan3, 22, 187-8, 208, 209, 215-40
in US 3, 187-210
Italy111-12
Automobile Industry Act 1936 ( Japan) 218
Azienda Generale Italiana Petroh (AGEP) 120, 121
Balconi, M. 126, 133 n.
Banca Commerciale Italiana118
Banca Italiana di Sconto113, 117
Banca Nazionale114
Bank für elektrische Unternehmungen139
banks 276
Belgium88-90, 91-2, 93
Germany 139-40, 155, 157
and Japanese corporate complexes 11, 84-5, 86, 270-1
and the zaibatsu 60-2, 66-72, 252, 253, 255, 258-9
see also individual banks
Banque de Bruxelles89, 90, 91, 96, 97, 100
Banque de l'Indochine90
Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas89, 100
Banque d'Outremer89, 91
Banque Industrielle Belge91
BASF AG 158
Bayer AG 158
Bayerische Telephonewerke147
Bayerische Vereinsbank156
Belgian Coke and Coking Coal Union99
Belgian Industrial Coal Agency99
Belgium, business groups 3, 88-105
Beneduce, A.117, 118
Bergmann-Elektricitäswerke AG 141, 147, 150, 153, 154, 156
Berliner Einheitszeit GmbH152
Berliner Handelsgesellschaft139
Bezza, B. 132 n.
Bigazzi, D. 132 n.
BMW AG 158
Bocciardo, A.114-15, 118
Boël family 93
Bolle, P. 90
Bondi, M.112-13, 114
Bonelli, F. 122, 133 n.
Bosch AG 147, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159
Bosch-Siemens-Hausgeräte GmbH156, 159
Brandenburgische Motorenwerke GmbH 153
Brandstetter, E. 163 n.
Breda, V. S.114
Brioschi, F. 132 n.
Briscoe, B. 197, 211 n.

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Table of contents

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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