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Business Group Affiliation, Performance, Context, and Strategy: A Meta-analysis

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Business Group Affiliation, Performance, Context, and Strategy: A Meta-analysis

Carney, Michael, Gedajlovic, Eric R., Heugens, Pursey P. M. A. R., Van Essen, Marc and Van Oosterhout, J. (Hans) (2011) Business Group Affiliation, Performance, Context, and Strategy: A Meta-analysis. Academy of Management Journal, 54 (3). pp. 437-460.

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Abstract

Research on business groups—legally independent firms tied together in various formal and informal ways—is accelerating. Through meta-analytical techniques employed on a database of 141 studies covering 28 different countries, we synthesize this research and extend it by testing several new hypotheses. We find that affiliation diminishes firm performance in general, but also that affiliates are comparatively better off in contexts with underdeveloped financial and labor market institutions. We also trace reduced affiliate performance to specific strategic actions taken at the firm and group levels. Overall, our results indicate that affiliate performance reflects complex processes and motivations.

Divisions:Concordia University > John Molson School of Business > Management
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Carney, Michael and Gedajlovic, Eric R. and Heugens, Pursey P. M. A. R. and Van Essen, Marc and Van Oosterhout, J. (Hans)
Journal or Publication:Academy of Management Journal
Date:2011
ID Code:976843
Deposited By: ANDREA MURRAY
Deposited On:03 Feb 2013 21:00
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:43
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