Journal of International Business Studies

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 48–58 | Cite as

European Government-Controlled Enterprises: An Organizational Political View

  • Renato Mazzolini


This article complements a previous article on government-controlled enterprises. It examines the struggles, bargains, compromises and foul-ups between those influential players who determine these companies' decisions and actions. The strategy of such firms is seen as a political resultant: to understand corporate behavior one must explain key individuals' motivations, their stakes and stands and one must analyze their relative power and the pulling and hauling that occurs between them.


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© Academy of International Business 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Renato Mazzolini
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  1. 1.Columbia University

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