Organization and Strategy research series of business texts. By tracing the history and growth of Telemig, a major Brazilian telecommunications company,
Corporate Co–Evolution develops broader macro–economic principles that can be applied to today s international corporate environment.
After a general introduction to political regulations and other domains of the corporate environment that impact the growth of companies, Corporate Co–Evolution delves deeply into Telemig s past. The text closely documents and analyzes the dramatic changes over the course of 30 years that transformed Telemig from a lumbering dinosaur to a soaring eagle as privatization takes the corporation into the 21st century. The authors skillfully draw out the practical and policy implications of the Telemig experience to develop a broader systematic theory of corporate evolution that is highly relevant to the contemporary business world.
Part I: Introduction.
1 Perspectives on Corporate Evolution.
2 The Economic and Political Context of Telecommunications in Brazil.
3 Scope and Method.
Part II: Historical Co–evolution.
4 Foundations 1953–1985.
5 Politicization 1985–1993.
6 Reconstruction and Demise 1993–2000.
Part III: Multi–dimensional Co–evolution.
7 Organizational Culture.
8 Corporate Identity.
9 Metaphors and Reflective Imaging.
10 The Politics of Learning.
Part IV: Theoretical Development.
11 A Political Interest Theory of Corporate Co–evolution.