volume 25, issue 1, P52-76 2017
DOI: 10.1108/mbr-10-2016-0037
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Michael Carney, Marc Van Essen, Saul Estrin, Daniel Shapiro

Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine two prominent perspectives on business group functioning, institutional void (IV) and entrenchment/exploitation (EE), that make different predictions about the effect of business group (BG) on the economy. The authors examine the effects of BG prevalence in an economy and its effect on macroeconomic outcomes including foreign direct inward and outward investment, innovation and development of the financial sector. Design/methodology/approach The authors build …

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