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La empresa industrial de América Latina: Análisis de la eficiencia mediante grupos estratégicos

  • Justo de Jorge Moreno

    (Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid)

  • Leopoldo Laborda Castillo

    (Instituto de Estudios Latinoamericanos (IELAT), Universidad de Alcalá)

  • Fernando Merino de Lucas

    (Universidad de Murcia)

This work is twofold. On the one hand, we analyze the presence of strategic groups in four sectors (machinery and equipment, chemicals, metal products and textiles) in 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. On the other hand, estimate the efficiency of companies and their countries of origin (country-effect) with best practices (best-practice) in order to identify firm's leaders. The results obtained show that the strategic groups with higher levels of innovation in product / process or external acquisition of technology through licensing are those integrate by companies more efficient.

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Article provided by Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata in its journal Económica.

Volume (Year): LVII (2011)
Issue (Month): (January-December)
Pages: 165-192

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