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Over the last decades, our global outlook has changed rapidly in many ways. What used to be no longer is: the fall of the Berlin wall, the disintegration of the U. One big change in particular has turned our whole business community upside down: the globalisation of world markets.
Theory suggests and results show that firm performance is initially positive but eventually levels off and becomes negative as international diversification increases. Product diversification moderates the relationship between international diversification and performance. International diversification is negatively related to performance in nondiversified firms, positively related in highly product-diversified firms, and curvilinearly related in moderately product-diversified firms. The results of this study provide evidence of the importance of international diversification for competitive advantage but also suggest the complexities of implementing it to achieve these advantages in product-diversified firms. Learn About the New eReader.
All rights reserved. Strong competitive position, rapid market growth -- Not a good time to diversify Strong competitive position, slow market growth -- Diversification is top priority consideration Weak competitive position, rapid market growth -- Not a good time to diversify Weak competitive position, slow market growth -- Diversification merits consideration When to Diversify? Diminishing growth prospects in present business Opportunities to add value for customers or gain competitive advantage by broadening present business to include complementary products Attractive opportunities to transfer existing competencies to new businesses Potential cost-saving opportunities to be realized by entering related businesses Availability of adequate financial and organizational resources Why Diversify? Industry Attractiveness Test 2. Cost of Entry Test 3.
Risk and return are studied in a sample of related and unrelated conglomerate diversified firms. The primary findings are that unrelated firms do not enjoy superior risk-pooling characteristics and that the superior returns attributed by Rumelt , to related diversification may be due largely to industry effects. Learn About the New eReader. Downloaded 9 times in the past 12 months. Published online 30 November Published in print 1 June Richard A.
A diversified company has two levels of strategy: business unit (or competitive) strategy and corporate (or companywide) strategy. Competitive strategy concerns.
The aim of this article is to examine recent developments in the strategies of diversified business groups. It assesses the business group strategy by focusing on two prominent areas of growth: product diversification and geographic diversification. It thus attempts to identify the ways in which these strategies have been developed by business groups in the last decade of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first. The main focus of this article is diversification, rather than other strategic issues, although these are clearly interrelated elements. Also, as it deals with business groups at the turn of the century, these groups are often operating in business environments where liberalization and privatization are part of the main goals of policy-makers, which contrasts with developed-country markets, where the institutional underlay of competitive markets has been a feature of these economies for a much longer period.
Corporate strategy, the overall plan for a diversified company, is both the darling and the stepchild of contemporary management practice—the darling because CEOs have been obsessed with diversification since the early s, the stepchild because almost no consensus exists about what corporate strategy is, much less about how a company should formulate it. A diversified […]. A diversified company has two levels of strategy: business unit or competitive strategy and corporate or companywide strategy. Competitive strategy concerns how to create competitive advantage in each of the businesses in which a company competes. Corporate strategy concerns two different questions: what businesses the corporation should be in and how the corporate office should manage the array of business units. Corporate strategy is what makes the corporate whole add up to more than the sum of its business unit parts. The track record of corporate strategies has been dismal.
Readings in Strategic Management pp Cite as. Corporate strategy, the overall plan for a diversified company, is both the darling and the stepchild of contemporary management practice — the darling because CEOs have been obsessed with diversification since the early s, the stepchild because almost no consensus exists about what corporate strategy is, much less about how a company should formulate it. Unable to display preview.
Conglomerate diversification is growth strategy that involves adding new products or services that are significantly different from the organization's present products or services. Conglomerat diversification occurs when the firm diversifies into an area s totally unrelated to the organization current business. Most conglomerate diversifications are based on the rationale that expansion into unrelated industries has a very attractive potential:. However, there are two biggest drawbacks to unrelated diversification: the difficulties of managing broad diversification and the absence of strategic opportunities to turn diversification into competitive advantage. Most conglomerate diversifications are based on the rationale that expansion into unrelated industries has a very attractive potential: " Typically, corporate strategists screen candidate companies using such criteria as: Whether the business can meet corporate targets for profitability and return on investment. Whether the new business will require substantial infusions of capital to replace fixed assets, fund expansion, and provide working capital.
Having several strategies for success can seem like a good idea for your business. In fact, your business plan may contain a market survey that suggests that you have multiple opportunities to grow, expand and prosper. This can be true. However, all of those strategies carry their own risks. In other words, increasing your opportunities can expose your company to more pitfalls.
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