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Corporate Strategies of Business Groups in the Wake of Competitive Shocks: Lessons from Argentina

Eduardo Fracchia and Luiz F. Mesquita

in Can Latin American Firms Compete?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233755
eISBN:
9780191715549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233755.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

In the first half of the 1990s, a broad macroeconomic reform took place in Brazil leading to changes in institutions, industries, and firms. Ultimately, the reform opened the local market to foreign ... More


Brazilian Firms and the Challenge of Competitiveness

Thomaz Wood Jr and Miguel P. Caldas

in Can Latin American Firms Compete?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233755
eISBN:
9780191715549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233755.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

Since the late 1980s, Mexican firms have faced a variety of environmental changes including the privatization of state-owned firms, opening of markets to foreign trade and investment, increased ... More


‘Multilatinas’ Go to China: Two Case Studies

Andrea Goldstein and Omar Toulan

in Can Latin American Firms Compete?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233755
eISBN:
9780191715549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233755.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter explores the globalization challenges faced by multinationals from Latin America (multilatinas), focusing on Embraer and Techint — the two South American firms that best epitomize ... More


Outward FDI and the Competitiveness of Latin American Firms

Márcia Tavares

in Can Latin American Firms Compete?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233755
eISBN:
9780191715549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233755.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter describes recent trends in the internationalization of Latin American companies through foreign direct investment (FDI). Focusing on the larger Latin American investors, the chapter ... More


The Dynamic Capabilities of Firms: An Introduction

David Teece and Gary Pisano

in Technology, Organization, and Competitiveness: Perspectives on Industrial and Corporate Change

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198290964
eISBN:
9780191596162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290969.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

An expanded paradigm is needed to explain how the competitive advantage of firms is gained and held. Firms resorting to ‘resource‐based strategy’ attempt to accumulate valuable technology assets and ... More


Western companies' approaches to business in CEE

Roderick Martin

in Transforming Management in Central and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775690
eISBN:
9780191695377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775690.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter examines western companies' approaches within the framework of market entry strategies. Following a brief introduction, the second section outlines the major approaches to market entry ... More


Legal Capacity

Timothy Besley and Torsten Persson

in Pillars of Prosperity: The Political Economics of Development Clusters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152684
eISBN:
9781400840526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152684.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter focuses on the productive role of government in improving the environment for doing business. Improvements in the performance of government are measured as total factor productivity and ... More


Harnessing the Energies of Private Companies

Gary S. Fields

in Working Hard, Working Poor: A Global Journey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794645
eISBN:
9780199928606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

The private sector has the potential to be a potent force in the fight against global poverty. That, however, is not its raison d’être. As a descriptive matter, companies seek higher profits. This ... More


Mediated Business Interactions: Intercultural Communication Between Speakers of Spanish

Rosina Marquez Reiter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637201
eISBN:
9780748651559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637201.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This book examines mediated business interaction in Spanish. It focuses on communication between native speakers of Spanish from different Spanish-speaking countries with a view to informing our ... More


Closing reflections

John Child, David Faulkner, and Stephen B. Tallman

in Cooperative Strategy: Managing Alliances, Networks, and Joint Ventures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199266241
eISBN:
9780191699139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266241.003.0019
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

Several benefits may possibly be derived from various efforts that further cooperation into mainstream management thinking. This final chapter summarizes the additional efforts that have to be made ... More


Promoting Entrepreneurship: What Are the Real Policy Challenges for the European Union (EU)?

Anders N. Hoffmann

in Perspectives on the Performance of the Continental Economies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015318
eISBN:
9780262295413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015318.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The EU is perceived to have an unexploited entrepreneurial potential by failing to encourage people to become entrepreneurs and by failing to encourage the limited number of existing entrepreneurs to ... More


Keeping Better Company: Corporate Governance Ten Years On

Jonathan Charkham

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243198
eISBN:
9780191697234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243198.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Strategy

How should companies be organised? To whom should boards of directors be responsible — shareholders, or a wider group of stakeholders? In this fiercely competitive world we cannot judge our own ... More


Christians in Big Business Leadership during the 1940s and 1950s

David J. Jeremy

in Capitalists and Christians: Business Leaders and the Churches in Britain 1900-1960

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201212
eISBN:
9780191674839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201212.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the changes in the business environment and business leadership that proceeded after the two world wars; the primary discussion focuses on the dramatic changes that happened in ... More


Branding beyond Borders

Chekitan S. Dev

in Hospitality Branding

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452031
eISBN:
9780801465703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452031.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

Hotel brands commonly enter international markets through contractual arrangements such as franchises and management contracts. This chapter examines the factors that brands consider in choosing ... More


A Dangerous Business

Aaron D. Anderson

in Builders of a New South: Merchants, Capital, and the Remaking of Natchez, 1865-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036675
eISBN:
9781621030591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036675.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the Natchez business environment during the last half of the nineteenth century. The constrained postwar labor market, depressed cotton prices, changing international cotton ... More


The Greek Economy before and during the Crisis—and Policy Options Going Forward

Costas Meghir, Christopher A. Pissarides, Dimitri Vayanos, and Nikolaos Vettas

in Beyond Austerity: Reforming the Greek Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262035835
eISBN:
9780262339216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035835.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter reviews the performance of the Greek economy before and during the global financial crisis. It also presents policy options for Greece going forward, drawing to a significant extent on ... More


Strategic Axes for the Development of Productive Business

Michael Klein

in The Economy of Dubai

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198758389
eISBN:
9780191818325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758389.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Dubai’s rulers took advantage of its position among the oil-rich states of the Gulf. A focus on services such as trade, finance, and tourism propelled it to among the countries with the world’s ... More


The Hellenistic Business Environment

Keith Roberts

in The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153270
eISBN:
9780231526852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153270.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the Hellenistic business environment. It describes the new conditions that increased Hellenistic wealth and made the performance of money, markets, and business more efficient ... More


Heterogeneous Firms, Trade, and Economic Policy: Insights from a Simple Two-Sector Model

Michael Pflüger and Stephan Russek

in Firms in the International Economy: Firm Heterogeneity Meets International Business

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019743
eISBN:
9780262314473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019743.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Inspired by the Melitz (2003) model, the authors show that gains of trade are still present in different business environments. In doing so the authors synthesize a wide range of effects.


Explaining the Implementation Gap: Money, Water, and Politics

Eckart Woertz

in Oil for Food: The Global Food Crisis and the Middle East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199659487
eISBN:
9780191749155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659487.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Dispelling some of the widespread media hype around international land investments, Chapter 8 identifies reasons why there has been such a gap between announced Gulf agro-investments and their actual ... More


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