Causes and consequences studies the causes and consequences of the global network of corporate ownership and control and serves as the integrative project. This project sets the basis for the analytical and theoretical frameworks of the subprojects.
The ‘Causes and consequences’ project integrates the other projects. First, the theoretical perspective on corporate global ownership will be developed to serve as a cornerstone for ‘Re-concentration’ and ‘Global corporate regime’. Second, the project delineates the theoretical outline for the actor-based model, tested in ‘Driving-forces’. Third, the project is closely involved in the data refining and enhancement stage in the first year of ‘Network structures’.