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Anuario de Estudios Centroamericanos

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BULL, Benedicte  and  KASAHARA, Yuri. The transnationalization of diversified business groups and the changing face of central american economic elites. Anuario de Estudios Centroamericanos [online]. 2017, vol.43, pp.37-69. ISSN 2215-4175.

This article presents the results of study about the strategies of Central American diversified business groups (DBG) regarding globalization. It searches to understand how they have changed during the process of economic integration in terms of their internationalization, sectoral focus and integration with transnational companies. We argue that, in general, the DBG had lost terrain to transnational companies, despite important exception and the rise of new groups. However, they still maintain their influence through their contact networks at both the national and international level.

Keywords : Diversified business groups; economic elites; transnationalization; Central America.

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