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Title: As old as history: Family-controlled business groups in transport services: the case of SEUR
Author: San Román, Elena
Fernández Pérez, Paloma, 1964-
Gil López, Águeda
Keywords: Política familiar
Empreses familiars
Empreses de transport
Family policy
Family-owned business enterprises
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Abstract: This article presents empirical evidence about the contribution of family-controlled business groups as highly efficient alternatives to the large vertically integrated and professionally managed corporation in specific institutional and market environments. This hypothesis is tested with a single case study, SEUR, in the Spanish transport services sector. SEUR is one of the most prominent Spanish courier companies. It was founded during Franco's dictatorshi p, expanded in democratic times, and imaginatively adapted to the financial challenges of the late globalisation at the end of the twentieth century, while maintaining the traditional values based on personal trust and family ties.
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It is part of: Business History, 2014, vol. 56, num. 8, p. 1201-1222
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ISSN: 0007-6791
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Història Econòmica, Institucions, Política i Economia Mundial)

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