Refik Culpan
Pennsylvania State University
21Publications
8H-index
839Citations
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Published on Oct 31, 2011in Journal of Applied Business Research
Refik Culpan8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Pennsylvania State University),
Mehdi Khosrowpour2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Pennsylvania State University)
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Refik Culpan8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Pennsylvania State University),
Ravi Chinta6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Xavier University)
Multinational companies (MNCs) from emerging economies have received increasing attention in recent years. We studied the entrepreneurial growth of two family-controlled MNCs, namely Tata Group in India and Sabanci Holding in Turkey and compared their growth patterns. Building on the resource-based view (RBV) of the firm, we developed a conceptual framework by which we demonstrated how core competencies of these two conglomerate companies have led to their competitive advantages. Finally, we con...
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Refik Culpan8
Estimated H-index: 8
This is a response to Prof. Parkhe's reply to my article published in this journal, International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances in Vol. 1, No. 1, 2009. It notes that Prof. Parkhe mostly agree with my views and assessments of strategic alliances in terms of their epistemology and taxonomy. However, it recognises that agency theory was not covered in my article as noted by Prof. Parkhe. In addition, this reply explores most recent literature (years 2008 and 2009) on strategic alliance an...
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Charles C. Snow29
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Doreen R. Strauss1
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Refik Culpan8
Estimated H-index: 8
The purpose of this paper is to introduce a conceptual framework of a collaborative community of firms and to analyse Blade.org as an example. As a collaborative community, Blade.org focuses on the development and adoption of open blade server platforms (a computer server technology) through the participation of more than 100 member firms. We assert that this new community-based organisation design enables numerous firms with a common interest, but different resources and capabilities, to collab...
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Refik Culpan8
Estimated H-index: 8
This article reviews the current state of strategic alliances between and among firms by discussing the confusion concerning their epistemology and taxonomy; it offers a plain definition and typology of such ventures. Also examined are their evolution and theoretical foundations and important research questions reflected in the extant literature. After clarifying existing misconceptions and presenting a systematic treatment of strategic alliances, it aims at delineating new research issues and s...
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Refik Culpan8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Pennsylvania State University),
Cemal Ekin1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Providence College)
This paper explores the business strategies of Turkish apparel firms (which are mostly small-sized companies) by examining the competitive conditions which have guided the industry over decades. It presents the current state of the industry as manifested in the companies' core strategies within a strategic fit framework and resource-based view. It identifies the current problems faced by Turkish apparel manufacturers and marketers, with a particular reference to the small- and medium-sized firms...
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Refik Culpan8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Pennsylvania State University),
Güner Gürsoy2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Bilkent University)
This paper examines major business environmental changes influencing a strategic shift of automobile manufacturing firms in Turkey. Within a conceptual model consisting of environmental forces, strategic shift, and mediating variables, including firm size, ownership pattern, and market entry mode, it empirically investigates how such market changes influenced the business strategies of automotive firms in Turkey. The findings indicate that the multinational automotive firms in Turkey have shifte...
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Published on Jan 1, 2008in management revue. Socio-economic Studies
Refik Culpan8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Pennsylvania State University)
This article offers a critical assessment of the role of strategic alliances in gaining sustainable competitive advantage through building knowledge assets. To do so, it develops a conceptual model, in which three key concepts: the role of "knowledge assets" in gaining "sustainable competitive advantage" via "strategic alliances" between firms are defined and related to each other. It argues core competencies and dynamic capabilities of firms depend on knowledge assets of the firm. In turn, know...
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Published on Feb 1, 2005in Business and Society Review
Refik Culpan8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Pennsylvania State University),
John M. Trussel4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Pennsylvania State University)
We examine the infamous Enron debacle from an ethical perspective by defining its theoretical underpinnings and analyzing the unethical conduct by top executives at the company in the areas of accounting, finance, and management. After discussing the Enron bankruptcy from the perspectives of various stakeholders, we evaluate the implications of the Enron case and unethical managerial behavior in light of the agency and stakeholder theories. The Enron case is important for a number of reasons. It...
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Published on Feb 19, 1997
Refik Culpan8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Pennsylvania State University)
Preface. The Differentiated Network. DISTRIBUTED INNOVATION IN THE DIFFERENTIATED NETWORK. Distributed Innovation in Multinational Corporations (MNCs). Optimal Slack for Distributed Innovation. Creation, Adoption, and Diffusion of Innovations Across the MNC. DIFFERENTIATION AND INTEGRATION. Internal Differentiation Within the MNC. Formal Structure and Shared Values. Integration Through Interunit Communication. Integration Through Interpersonal Networks. LIMITS AND EXTENSIONS OF THE DIFFERENTIATE...
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