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What does the literature say about business groups and pyramidal ownership in the period of 1960-2018?

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posted on 21.10.2019 by Silvia Amélia Mendonça Flores, Wesley Vieira da Silva, Igor Bernardi Sonza
This paper aims to analyze the results of the research in pyramidal structures within the scope of the business groups, based on a systematic literature review. The research was conducted on two large-scale journals databases (Web of Science and Scopus), using VOSviewer, HistCite™, and Iramuteq software. The textual corpus is consisting of 65 articles and 137 authors and co-authors. Bae et al. (2002) and Almeida and Wolfenzon (2006) are the most influential for the research fields. We infer as a conceptual framework that searches in pyramidal structures are contained in the field of business groups since they represent a form of organization and representation of ownership and control. We identify as a theoretical gap the analysis of the political connections and the social role. Thus, the contributions are in the sense of presenting a panorama on the themes, supporting future researches.

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