Presentación de la web que recoge los resultados del proyecto de
investigación Eco 2009-10977 Business organization in late developing economies: Adynamic and comparative analysis of the Urquijo Group, también llamado Bolde Project.
The Bolde- Project, directed by Pr. Nuria Puig, is proud to present
his new website. This project examines the relationship between
business organization and economic development from an economic and
business history perspective. It does so by systematically and
comparatively analyzing the emergence and development of economic
groups in Spain and Latin America, the starting hypothesis being that
in late industrializing countries business groups constitute an
efficient alternative to the large managerial firm.
(in Latin America, economic groups) are defined here as sets of firms
engaged in a wide variety of industries and services and held together
by common ownership or ties of control, linked very often to a family
and/or a bank.
We suggest that the specific, mainly project execution,
capabilities of economic groups allow them to seize the opportunities
created in relatively backward, protected and intervened economies.
Our research focuses on the group created around the Urquijo Bank. As
the largest and most influential private business group in 20th
century Spain, as well as an active partner in several Latin American
groups, the Urquijo Group provides an excellent case study for testing
available business group theories.