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Business Groups and Transnational Capitalism in Central America

Economic and Political Strategies

Book

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Benedicte Bull, Fulvio Castellacci, Yuri Kasahara
    Pages 1-21
  3. Benedicte Bull, Fulvio Castellacci, Yuri Kasahara
    Pages 22-38
  4. Benedicte Bull, Fulvio Castellacci, Yuri Kasahara
    Pages 94-114
  5. Benedicte Bull, Fulvio Castellacci, Yuri Kasahara
    Pages 115-137
  6. Benedicte Bull, Fulvio Castellacci, Yuri Kasahara
    Pages 138-159
  7. Benedicte Bull, Fulvio Castellacci, Yuri Kasahara
    Pages 160-186
  8. Benedicte Bull, Fulvio Castellacci, Yuri Kasahara
    Pages 187-196
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 197-225

About this book

Introduction

This book investigates Central America's political economy seen through the lens of its powerful business groups. It provides unique insight into their strategies when confronted with a globalized economy, their impact on development of the isthmus, and how they shape the political and economic institutions governing local varieties of capitalism.

Keywords

Business groups Central America varieties of capitalism innovation globalization regionalization development elites political economy internationalization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Development and the EnvironmentUniversity of OsloNorway
  2. 2.TIK CentreUniversity of OsloNorway
  3. 3.Norwegian Institute of International AffairsNorway
  4. 4.Center for Development and the EnvironmentUniversity of OsloNorway

About the authors

Benedicte Bull is Professor at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), University of Oslo and director of the Norwegian Network for Latin America Research. She holds a PhD in Political Science (2003) and has published widely on development theory, Latin American political economy and governance and international institutions.

Fulvio Castellacci is Director at the TIK Centre, University of Oslo and Research Professor at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). He holds a PhD in Innovation Studies from the University of Oslo (2004) and a PhD in Economics from the University of Rome La Sapienza (2005). His fields of interest are the economics of innovation, international and development economics.

Yuri Kasahara was a Research Associate at SUM, University of Oslo during the work with this book, and is currently Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR). He holds a PhD in Political Science from the Instituto Universitario de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro (2009). His areas of interest are political economy, Latin American politics, and state-business relations.

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