Ruth V. Aguilera
Northeastern University
Publications 148
#1Anna Grosman (Lboro: Loughborough University)H-Index: 2
#2Ilya OkhmatovskiyH-Index: 4
Last.Geoffrey Wood (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 27
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#1Ruth V. Aguilera (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 34
#2Michael A. Witt (Ad: INSEAD)H-Index: 17
Last.Cathie Jo Martin (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 15
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#1Daniel Beunza Ibanez (Lond: University of London)
#2Kevin Chuah (LBS: London Business School)
Last.Eric Yanfei Zhao (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 7
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#1Laszlo Tihanyi (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 32
#2Ruth V. Aguilera (Ramon Llull University)H-Index: 34
Last.Roxana Turturea (Aalto University)H-Index: 1
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The influence of the state on firms in the global economy is alive and well. States have become dominant owners of companies in many countries around the world. Firms have also increasingly established political connections to access resources and improve their competitive positions. Nonetheless, our understanding of how state ownership and political connections affect firm performance remains limited and marked by conflicting findings. Using meta-analytical techniques on a sample of 210 studies...
#1Ruth V. Aguilera (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 34
#2Valentina Marano (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 4
Last.Ilir Haxhi (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 4
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We review four decades of research about the corporate governance of multinational corporations (MNCs), which we label International Corporate Governance (ICG). We identify and discuss three main streams of research that draw on different conceptualizations and theoretical lenses of (corporate) governance. After synthesizing their respective findings, we propose several avenues for future research that integrate these three streams of research with the goal of developing a more nuanced understan...
#1Anna Grosman (Lboro: Loughborough University)H-Index: 2
#2Ruth V. Aguilera (Ramon Llull University)H-Index: 34
Last.Mike Wright (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 97
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Abstract Emerging economies are oftentimes characterized by state capitalism, concentrated ownership and constrained resources, where firms face underinvestment due to resource misappropriation. The adoption of Anglo-American corporate governance practices may result in sub-optimal outcomes. We draw on the multiple agency perspective and research on cross-national governance to examine how independent directors, as agents with multiple roles, might mitigate blockholder appropriation. Using uniqu...
#1Ruth V. Aguilera (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 34
#2Witold J. Henisz (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 31
Last.J. Myles Shaver (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 26
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#1Ruth V. Aguilera (Ramon Llull University)H-Index: 34
#2Birgitte Grogaard (BI Norwegian Business School)H-Index: 5
Our commentary returns to the conundrum of how institutions matter in international business (IB) by revisiting the 2018 JIBS Decade Award article by Jackson and Deeg (2008) on Comparing Capitalisms. We first synthesize their main insights around institutional diversity and track its significant impact within IB and other management fields. We then suggest three main takeaways that could move Jackson and Deeg’s agenda further in terms of developing a more nuanced approach to institutions in IB. ...