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Governance And Ownership Structure In Chilean Economic Groups

  • NICOLÁS MAJLUF

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    (Escuela de Ingenieria, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

  • NUREYA ABARCA

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    (Escuela de Administración, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

  • DARÍO RODRÍGUEZ

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    (Instituto de Psciologia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

  • LUIS ARTURO FUENTES
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    The purpose of this paper is to present a descriptive analysis of economic groups in Chile. It classifies the economic groups operating in the country, according to their ownership and governance patterns, describing typical ownership structures and concentration. From a governance perspective, groups in Chile are multi-layered structures. Some additional characteristics of groups are provided: i.e. diversification, size, ownership control and dispersion within the group, boards interlocking, and foreign participation in joint ventures with local groups. The Chilean structuring of groups is partly compared with the solutions implemented in Japan, Germany, England and the United States.

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    Article provided by Escuela de Administracion. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. in its journal ABANTE.

    Volume (Year): 1 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 111-139

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