James Arthur Robins
City University of Hong Kong
FinanceBusinessDiversification (marketing strategy)PortfolioStrategic management
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#1James Arthur Robins (CityU: City University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 4
#2Margarethe F. Wiersema (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 26
Measures developed for the analysis of corporate diversification have become fundamental to a broad range of strategy research. This paper examines the content validity of the two most widely used continuous measures of related diversification—the related component of the entropy index and the concentric index—and raises fundamental questions about their validity as indicators of portfolio relatedness. These questions are not driven by the use of SIC data for estimation of the indexes; they invo...
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#1James Arthur Robins (CityU: City University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 4
#2Stephen Tallman (UofU: University of Utah)H-Index: 28
Last. Karin Fladmoe-Lindquist (UofU: University of Utah)H-Index: 5
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Researchers have begun to view international cooperative ventures as complex, multiparty organizations in which foreign and local firms and the venture itself all have distinctive roles. This approach has important implications for the venture strategies of foreign firms in emerging economies. This study explores relationships between the resource contributions of parent firms and U.S. managers' assessment of venture performance in a sample of established U.S.–Mexican ventures. The research sugg...
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#1James Arthur Robins (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 4
#2Margarethe F. Wiersema (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 26
The resource‐based view of the firm has provided important new insights into corporate strategy (Barney, 1991; Peteraf, 1993); however, there has been only limited empirical research linked to the theory (e.g., Farjoun, 1994). Although a great deal of work has been done on Corporate diversification, the measures and data typically have a weak connection to resource‐based theory. Empirical research on resource‐based corporate strategy has been particularly dificult because key concepts such as ta...
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#2Stephen TallmanH-Index: 28
#1James Arthur Robins (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 4
Few changes in the structure of firms have attracted as much attention during the last decade as the movement away from integrated production and toward cooperative relations among independent organizations. Despite recent emphasis on these strategies of 'disaggregation' and 'network' organization, little quantitative research exists on the impact of this type of reorganization on economic performance—at least in part due to the difficulty of obtaining appropriate data. The economic impact of di...
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