Research

Recent Publications 

 

Books:

Business Groups in the West: The Evolutionary Dynamics of Big Business, eds. Asli M. Colpan and Takashi Hikino, Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2017.

Oxford Handbook of Business Groups, eds. Asli M. Colpan, Takashi Hikino and James R. Lincoln, Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2010 (Hardcover), 2012 (Paperback).

 

Book chapters:

Business Groups in International Business, Asli M. Colpan and Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra. In The Routledge Companion to Makers of Global Business, eds. Silva Lopes, T., Lubinski C., Tworek, H., Routledge U.P, forthcoming.


Introduction: Business groups reexamined, Asli M. Colpan and Takashi Hikino. In Business Groups in the West: The Evolutionary Dynamics of Big Business, eds. Asli M. Colpan and Takashi Hikino, Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2017.


The evolutionary dynamics of diversified business groups in the West: History and theory, Asli M. Colpan  and Takashi Hikino. In Business Groups in the West: The Evolutionary Dynamics of Big Business, eds. Asli M. Colpan and Takashi Hikino, Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2017.


Politics, institutions and diversified business groups: Comparisons across developed countries, Ben Ross Schneider, Asli M. Colpan and Weihuang Wong.  In Business Groups in the West: The Evolutionary Dynamics of Big Business, eds. Asli M. Colpan and Takashi Hikino, Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2017.


Open Innovation and Equity Alliances in Corporate Groups: The Case of Panasonic in Japan, Hiroyuku Nakazono, Takashi Hikino and Asli M. Colpan. In Open Innovation through Strategic Alliances, ed. Refik Culpan, Palgrave MacMillan, 2014.


Foundations of Business Groups: Towards an Integrated Framework, Asli M. Colpan and Takashi Hikino. In Oxford Handbook of Business Groups, eds. Asli M. Colpan, Takashi Hikino and James R. Lincoln, Oxford U.P. , 2010.

 

Business groups in historical perspectives, Geoffrey Jones and Asli M. Colpan. In Oxford Handbook of Business Groups, eds. Asli M. Colpan, Takashi Hikino and James R. Lincoln, Oxford U.P. , 2010.

 

Business groups in Turkey, Asli M. Colpan. In Oxford Handbook of Business Groups, eds. Asli M. Colpan, Takashi Hikino and James R. Lincoln, Oxford U.P. , 2010.
 

Technological innovation and business groups, Mike Hobday and Asli M. Colpan.. In Oxford Handbook of Business Groups, eds. Asli M. Colpan, Takashi Hikino and James R. Lincoln, Oxford U.P. , 2010.

  

Introduction, Asli M. Colpan, Takashi Hikino and James R. Lincoln. In Oxford Handbook of Business Groups, eds. Asli M. Colpan, Takashi Hikino and James R. Lincoln, Oxford U.P. , 2010.

 

Japanese enterprises in transition: Changing ownership and governance innovation, Asli M. Colpan, Takashi Hikino and Toru Yoshikawa. In Have Japanese Firms Changed?: The Lost Decade, edited by Hiroaki Miyoshi and Yoshifumi Nakata, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 

 

The evolution of capitalism and theories of corporate governance (Kapitalizmin evrimi ve kurumsal yonetim teorileri)”, Asli M. Colpan. In Corporate Governance: Rules and Institutions in Corporate Management, (Özel Sektörde Kurumsal Yönetim: İyi Şirket Yönetimi İçin Kurallar ve Kurumlar), edited by Coskun Can Aktan (in Turkish), Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Ankara, 2006, pp.49-68.

 

Articles:
          ‘Business groups and corporate governance: Review, Synthesis and Extension', Andrea Colli and Asli
           M. Colpan, Corporate Governance: An International Review, 24 (3):274-302, 2016, (SSCI).
         
           'Diversified business groups in the West: History and Theory', Asli M. Colpan and   
           Takashi Hikino, Harvard Business School Working Paper No. 17-035, 2016.   
 
          'Business groups, entrepreneurship, and the growth of the Koc group in Turkey', Asli M. Colpan               
           and Geoffrey Jones, Business History, 2015 (SSCI).  

           'Leveraging Competing Institutional Logics on the Adoption of Stock Option Pay'. Xuesong Geng, Toru   
           Yoshikawa and Asli M. Colpan, Strategic Management Journal, 2015 (SSCI).          

          'Entrepreneurship and Business Groups: An Evolutionary Perspective on the Growth of the Koç Group in 
          Turkey', Asli M. Colpan and Geoffrey Jones, Harvard Business School General Management Unit   
           Working Paper No. 15-035, 2014.       
          
'How does export commitment and product diversity affect the international scope-firm performance relationship: Evidence from Japan', Asli M. Colpan, Andrew Delios and Takashi Hikino, Asian Business & Management, 2013 (SSCI).

‘Internationalization of East Asian firms’, Asli M. Colpan and Takashi Hikino, Asian Business & Management, 2013, 12 (1), 1-13 (SSCI).
 
'Performance sensitivity of executive pay: The role of foreign investors and affiliated directors in Japan',      Asli M. Colpan and Toru Yoshikawa, Corporate Governance: An International Review, 2012, 20:6, 547-561 (SSCI).
 
‘Shareholder heterogeneity and conflicting goals: Strategic investments in the Japanese electronics industry’, Asli M. Colpan, Toru Yoshikawa, Takashi Hikino and Esther del Brio, Journal of Management Studies, 2011, 48:3, 591-618 (SSCI).

 

‘Are strategy-performance relationships contingent on macroeconomic environments? Evidence from Japan’s textile industry’, Asli M. Colpan, 2008, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Volume25, No.4: 635-665 (SSCI).

 

‘Innovation and internationalization in the white goods GVC: the case of Arcelik’, International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, Special Issue on ‘Global Value Chains & Innovation Networks: Prospects for Industrial Upgrading in Developing Countries’, Federico Bonaglia, Asli M. Colpan and Andrea Goldstein, 2008, Vol.1, No.4: 520-535.   

 

‘Diversifying to be the leading developmental agent: Business groups in Turkey’s large-enterprise economy’ (Turkiye’nin buyuk sirketler kesiminde isletme gruplarinin yeri ve cesitlendirme stratejileri), Asli M. Colpan and Takashi Hikino, Yonetim Arastirmalari Dergisi (Management Research Journal), 2008, Vol: 8 (1-2): 23-58.

 

‘Japanese corporate governance: Structural change and financial performance’, Asian Business & Management, Asli M. Colpan, Toru Yoshikawa, Takashi Hikino and Hiroaki Miyoshi, 2007, Issue No: 6.S1: 203-227 (SSCI).

 

‘The effects of product diversity, international scope and keiretsu membership on the performance of Japan’s textile firms in the 1990s’, Asli M. Colpan, Asian Business & Management, 2006, Issue No: 5.3: 419-445 (SSCI).

 

‘Changing economic environments, evolving diversification strategies, and differing financial performance: Japan’s largest textile firms, 1970-2001’, Asli M. Colpan and Takashi Hikino, Industrial and Corporate Change, 2005, Vol.14, Issue.6: 897-940 (SSCI).

 

‘Diversified expansion and different business models in the Japanese textile industry’, Asli M. Colpan, Journal of Textile, Apparel, Technology and Management, Vol.3, Issue 4, Winter 2004, pp.1-13.

 

‘Product diversification and financial performance of Japanese textile firms: An econometric appraisal’, Asli M. Colpan, Takashi Hikino, Masahiro Shimotani and Atsushi Yokoyama, The Kyoto Economic Review, Vol.72 No.1/2 April/ October 2003, pp.77-87.

 

‘The structural transformation and strategic reorientation of Japanese textile businesses’, Asli M. Colpan, Takashi Hikino, Masahiro Shimotani and Atsushi Yokoyama, The Kyoto Economic Review, Vol.No.1/2 April/ October 2002, pp.65-75.  ‘Japon tekstil endustrisinde yapisal degisimler ve yeniden yapilanma’, Tekstil Maraton Dergisi, Vol. 13 No.66, May/June, 2003, pp.75-80 (Translated into Turkish from its English version).

 

Cases:

"Vehbi Koç and the Making of Turkey’s Largest Business Group." (B CASE), Colpan, Asli M., and Geoffrey Jones.  Harvard Business School (2015), pp.1-15.


Vehbi Koc and the Making of Turkey’s Largest Business Group, Asli M. Colpan and Geoffrey Jones, Harvard Business School, No: 9-811-081, 2011, pp.1-32.

 

Teaching Note for Case ‘Vehbi Koc and the Making of Turkey’s Largest Business Group’, Asli M. Colpan and Geoffrey Jones, Harvard Business School, No: 5-811-104, 2011, pp.1-29. 

 
Book reviews:
           Book review of Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity
           (eds.Masahiko Aoki, Gregory Jackson and Hideaki Miyajima), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
           In Waseda University Commerce Review, 2008, No.417: 239-245.