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Internal Capital Markets And Multimarket Contact As Explanations For Conglomerates In Emerging Markets

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  • JORGE TARZIJÁN M

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This paper reviews some of the main reasons found in the literature to explain the diversification decisions of firms and analyzes their relevance for firms located in emerging markets. This analysis is interesting because casual observation shows that large and diversified conglomerates still exist in developed economies and probably are the dominant type of enterprise in emerging markets. We conclude that two important reasons that may explain the existence of large diversified conglomerates in emerging markets are the creation and development of «internal capital markets» and the «market power» obtained through «multimarket contact». Because of their potential importance, these reasons are examined in depth in the paper.

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  • Jorge Tarziján M, 1999. "Internal Capital Markets And Multimarket Contact As Explanations For Conglomerates In Emerging Markets," Abante, Escuela de Administracion. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 2(1), pages 3-22.
  • Handle: RePEc:pch:abante:v:2:y:1999:i:1:p:3-22
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    1. Fernando Lefort & Eduardo Walker, 2000. "Ownership And Capital Structure Of Chilean Conglomerates:Facts And Hypotheses For Governance," Abante, Escuela de Administracion. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 3(1), pages 3-27.

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    Keywords

    Emerging Markets; Conglomerates; Internal Capital Markets; Corporate Structure; Multimarket Contact;

    JEL classification:

    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance

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