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Enterprise Strategies, Governance Structure and Performance: A Comparative Study of Global Integration

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  • Christos Kalantaridis
  • Ivaylo Vassilev
  • Grahame Fallon

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Kalantaridis C., Vassilev I. and Fallon G. Enterprise strategies, governance structure and performance: a comparative study of global integration, Regional Studies. This paper is positioned within a voluminous body of literature exploring the processes of global integration. The research presented here broadens the scope of scholarly inquiry through a process of constructive and critical engagement with the Global Commodity and Value Chain approaches. This is achieved by focusing on the enterprise as a purposive agent that is contextualized in chains and localities; and exploring the broad spectrum of strategies that can result to robust performance. This argument is supported with the findings of a survey of 755 firms in the United Kingdom, Greece, Poland, Estonia, and Bulgaria. [image omitted] Kalantaridis C., Vassilev I. et Fallon G. Les strategies d'entreprise, la structure de gouvernance et la performance: une etude comparative de l'integration mondialisee, Regional Studies. Cet article est partie integrante d'un corpus de documentation important qui examine le processus d'integration mondialisee. La recherche ci-presentee elargit la portee des etudes academiques par moyen d'un processus d'engagement constructif et critique avec les approches qui portent sur les produits mondialises et les chaines de valeur. On le realise en se concentrant sur l'entreprise comme agent empirique qui est relativise en termes de chaines et d'emplacements, et en examinant la gamme large de strategies qui pourrait en resulter pour consolider la performance. Les resultats d'une enquete aupres de 755 entreprises situees au R-U, en Grece, en Pologne, en Estonie et en Bulgarie soutiennent cet argument. Mondialisation Strategie d'entreprise Developpement economique Kalantaridis C., Vassilev I. und Fallon G. Unternehmensstrategien, Regierungsstruktur und Leistung: eine vergleichende Studie der globalen Integration, Regional Studies. Dieser Aufsatz versteht sich als Beitrag zur umfassenden Literatur uber die Prozesse der globalen Integration. Die hier vorgestellte Studie erweitert das Feld der akademischen Forschung durch einen Prozess des konstruktiven und kritischen Engagements mit den Ansatzen der globalen Waren- und Wertschopfungsketten. Hierfur konzentrieren wir uns auf das Unternehmen als zielgerichteten Akteur, der in Ketten und Lokalitaten kontextualisiert wird, und untersuchen das breite Spektrum der Strategien, die zu robuster Leistung fuhren konnen. Unterstutzt wird dieses Argument durch die Ergebnisse einer Umfrage unter 755 Firmen in Grossbritannien, Griechenland, Polen, Estland und Bulgarien. Globalisierung Unternehmensstrategie Wirtschaftsentwicklung Kalantaridis C., Vassilev I. y Fallon G. Estrategias empresariales, estructura gubernamental y rendimiento: un estudio comparativo de la integracion global, Regional Studies. Este articulo se concibe como una aportacion a la extensa literatura sobre los procesos de la integracion global. El estudio que aqui presentamos amplia el campo de la investigacion academica mediante un proceso de participacion constructiva y critica en cuanto a los planteamientos sobre la cadena global de valores y mercancias. Para ello prestamos atencion a la empresa como agente intencionado que se contextualiza en cadenas y localidades y exploramos el amplio espectro de estrategias que pueden llevar a un rendimiento solido. Este argumento esta respaldado por los resultados de un estudio de 755 empresas en el Reino Unido, Grecia, Polonia, Estonia y Bulgaria. Globalizacion Estrategia empresarial Desarrollo economico

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  • Christos Kalantaridis & Ivaylo Vassilev & Grahame Fallon, 2011. "Enterprise Strategies, Governance Structure and Performance: A Comparative Study of Global Integration," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(2), pages 153-166.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:45:y:2011:i:2:p:153-166
    DOI: 10.1080/00343400903365136
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    1. Emanuele Bacchiocchi & Massimo Florio & Anna Giunta, 2012. "Internationalisation and the agglomeration effect in the global value chain: the case of Italian automotive suppliers," International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 5(3), pages 267-290.
    2. Anna Giunta & Domenico Scalera & Francesco Trivieri & Jeffrey B. Nugent & Mariarosaria Agostino, 2011. "Firm Productivity, Organizational Choice and Global Value Chain," Working Papers 2011R09, Orkestra - Basque Institute of Competitiveness.

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