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Diversification, Industry Dynamism, and Economic Performance : the Impact of Dynamic-related Diversification on the Multi-business Firm.

Author: Matthias Knecht
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2014.
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¿The decision to diversify lies at the core of corporate strategy and is one of the most important decisions for top management. Matthias Knecht introduces a new perspective on corporate diversification that extends the academic discussion and reveals substantial new insights with regards to one of the most pressing questions in strategic management: what makes a diversification strategy successful? The author  Read more...
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Knecht, Matthias.
Diversification, Industry Dynamism, and Economic Performance : The Impact of Dynamic-related Diversification on the Multi-business Firm.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthias Knecht
ISBN: 9783658026776 3658026774
OCLC Number: 854976145
Notes: 5.2.3 Combining the Dimensions of Dynamism.
Description: 1 online resource (365 pages)
Contents: FOREWORD; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; CONTENTS; LIST OF FIGURES; LIST OF TABLES; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; 1 INTRODUCTION; 1.1 Problem Definition; 1.2 Research Gap and Motivation; 1.2.1 Diversification, Relatedness, and Performance; 1.2.2 The Dynamism of Industries; 1.3 Research Question; 1.3.1 Industry Dynamism; 1.3.2 Corporate Diversification; 1.3.3 Method of Reasoning; 1.4 Dissertation Outline; 2 THEORETICAL BACKGROUND; 2.1 Guiding Theories in Strategic Management; 2.1.1 Market-based View; 2.1.2 Resource-based View; 2.1.3 Dynamic Capabilities View; 2.2 Terminology; 2.2.1 Resources. 2.2.2 Capabilities and Competencies2.2.3 Dynamic Capabilities; 2.2.4 Rents; 2.3 The Environment of the Firm; 2.3.1 Definition of the Macro Environment; 2.3.2 Definition of the Task Environment; 2.3.3 Dimensions of the Environment; 3 CORPORATE DIVERSIFICATION; 3.1 Corporate Diversification: An Introduction; 3.1.1 Definition of Diversification; 3.1.2 A Process Perspective on Diversification; 3.1.3 A Status Perspective on Diversification; 3.1.4 Perspective on Corporate Diversification in this Research; 3.2 Motives for Diversification; 3.2.1 Synergies; 3.2.2 Agency Theory; 3.2.3 Market Power. 3.2.4 Risk Reduction3.2.5 Transaction Costs; 3.3 Limits and Costs of Diversification; 3.3.1 Implementation Costs; 3.3.2 Complexity and Coordination Costs; 3.3.3 Limited Cognitive Capacity; 3.4 Diversification and Economic Performance; 3.4.1 Substitutability vs. Complementarity; 3.4.2 Relatedness and the Realization of Synergies; 3.4.3 Operational Relatedness; 3.4.4 Strategic Relatedness; 3.4.5 Relatedness as a Multidimensional Construct; 3.5 The Diversification-Performance Puzzle; 3.5.1 State of Research on the Diversification-Performance Linkage; 3.5.2 Methodological Considerations. 3.6 Interim Conclusion4 INDUSTRY DYNAMISM; 4.1 Industry Dynamism: An Introduction; 4.1.1 The Concept of Dynamism; 4.1.2 Understanding Dynamism: A Growing Confusion; 4.1.3 Academic Contributions on Dynamism; 4.2 Definition of Dynamism in the Context of this Research; 4.2.1 Dynamism as a Multidimensional Construct; 4.2.2 The Three Dimensions of Dynamism; 4.3 Impact of Dynamism on the Multi-business Firm; 4.3.1 Dynamic Capabilities; 4.3.2 Dominant Logic; 4.3.3 Synthesis: Dynamism as a New Dimension of Strategic Relatedness; 4.4 Hypotheses and Research Model. 4.4.1 Standards for Hypothesis Development4.4.2 Performance Effect of Dynamic-related Diversification; 4.4.3 Performance Effect of Relatedness on the Dimensions of Dynamism; 4.4.4 Effect of Product/Market-based Relatedness; 4.4.5 Overview Research Model; 5 EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS I: INDUSTRY DYNAMISM; 5.1 Measurement of Industry Dynamism; 5.1.1 Literature Review on the Measurement of Dynamism; 5.1.2 Development of Measures for the Dimensions of Dynamism; 5.1.3 Interim Conclusion; 5.2 Methodological Considerations; 5.2.1 Dataset; 5.2.2 Measurement Specification.

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¿The decision to diversify lies at the core of corporate strategy and is one of the most important decisions for top management. Matthias Knecht introduces a new perspective on corporate diversification that extends the academic discussion and reveals substantial new insights with regards to one of the most pressing questions in strategic management: what makes a diversification strategy successful? The author introduces the dynamism of industries as the dominant force in the firm's environment that influences the organization on all levels. Due to strategic, organizational, and managerial sim.

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