Business strategies in the context of poorly-delineated land property rights

Abstract Purpose: To understand the interconnection between the institutional environment, land conflicts, and business strategy under the lens of the Economic Analysis of Property Rights. Design/methodology/approach: Qualitative analysis of academic publications and sustainability reports. Findings: Identification of six categories of pathologies associated with land rights held by forest companies and four categories of strategic mechanisms employed by the same organizations. Originality/value: To evidence through empirical data the interconnection between the institutional environment, land conflicts, and business strategy for land rights protection in Brazil.