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Stakeholder value appropriation: the case of labor in the worldwide mining industry” (with Cristian Ramirez). Strategic Management Journal. Forthcoming.

We evaluate how the value appropriated by employees varies in response to an exogenous shock to the price of the firm’s product and how this variation depends on institutional and ownership structures. Institutional and ownership structures that favor employees can … Continue reading

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“Managing complexity in a Multi-Business Model Organization” (with Yuliya Snihur). Long Range Planning. Forthcoming. 2018.

Many organizations operate multiple business models (BMs) concurrently. Yet, we know little about the challenges of managing a BM portfolio in one organization. In this study, we examine complexity as an important issue facing multi-BM firms. We differentiate complexity within … Continue reading

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“Toward an integrated theory of the firm: The interplay between internal organization and vertical integration (with Francisco Brahm)”. Strategic Management Journal. Forthcoming.

Research summary. Two central issues in strategic management are the determination of a firm’s internal delegation and its vertical boundaries. Despite the importance of these issues, there is scant analysis concerning their interaction. Using a comprehensive database of the construction … Continue reading

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“Does Complexity and Prior Interactions Affect Project Procurement? Evidence from Mining Mega-Projects” (with Francisco Brahm). International Journal of Project Management.

Abstract We investigated mining mega-projects to analyze the effect of project complexity on: (1) the “make vs. ally” choice for the implementation stage of the project and the “fixed-price vs. cost-plus” contractual choice when an “ally” was chosen; and (2) … Continue reading

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Regulating Broadband in Chile: The Debate Over Open Access (with Jose Gomez-Ibanez). Harvard Kennedy School.

Published by: John F. Kennedy, School of Government. Harvard University. January, 2012.Abstract: In 2011, Chile’s Undersecretary of Telecommunications, Jorge Atton, was considering adopting a different policy toward regulating competition in Internet services than previously applied to voice telephony. For the previous … Continue reading

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The third edition of the book “Organización Industrial para la Estrategia” (Jorge Tarzijan and Ricardo Paredes, Editorial Pearson-Prentice Hall) is in the Market (December, 2011)

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When One Business Model Isn’t Enough (Harvard Business Review, USA, 2012)

Ramón Casadesus-Masanell,  Jorge Tarziján Harvard Business Review, Vol 90 (1). January-February, 2012  

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Arauco: Forward Integration or Horizontal Expansion? (with Ramón Casadesus-Masanell and Jordan Mitchel).

Published by: Harvard Business School. Case N° 705474. Revision date: March 25, 2009 Description Celulosa Arauco is a major Chilean producer of market pulp and wood products. Owning over 1.2 million hectares of forest in Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay, the … Continue reading

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Firm, industry and corporation effects revisited: A mixed multi-level analysis for Chilean companies. Applied Economic Letters.

Abstract The relative importance of the corporate, industry and firm effects on business’ performance has been studied profusely in the literature. Until now, little has been said about the nested structure of the problem. The multi-level analysis appears as a … Continue reading

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