ABOUT

As two Latin-American born and North-American educated academics, we were often intrigued by the discourse in English-language business magazines and general media praising the successes of large family conglomerates in Latin America and other developing regions juxtaposed to a similar discourse on the success of firms with private and dispersed ownership in North America and other developed regions.

We find the evolution of firm ownership and how choices for CEO succession are made to be quite fascinating. We seek to understand what drives these choices made by entrepreneurs, firm owners and their managers, whether these agents are part of the same family entity or separate agents within a corporate organizational structure. In particular, we are interested in understanding the relationship between these succession choices and their impact on the internal organization of the firms and its outcomes.

This project is exclusively a research project and has no commercial means or links. 

Renata Lemos

Project co-founder

Renata Lemos is an Economist at the World Bank and a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE. While studying for her doctorate at the University of Cambridge, she visited and worked at the Harvard Business School, Stanford University Economics Department and the CEP-LSE.

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Daniela Scur

Project co-founder

Daniela is a research economist with 10 years of experience in economics and economic policy research. She finished her PhD in Economics at the University of Oxford (Nuffield College) in 2017. She is a Research Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford, and a Research Associate and Project Director for the World Management Survey at the London School of Economics.

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