New Perspectives on the Modern Corporation: Corporate Strategy and Firm Growth: Creating Value for Shareholders

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2012 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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This book explores the conditions for growth that can create value for shareholders, focusing on the main strategies adopted by firms including horizontal expansion, vertical integration and product diversification. To evaluate whether or not a particular
 

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Contents

types and fundamental bases
3
2 Analytical models for evaluating growth strategies
22
3 Horizontal expansion strategies
42
4 Product diversification strategies
77
5 Vertical integration strategies
106
6 Designing the appropriate organizational structures for implementing growth strategies
126
7 Limits to firm size
145
FOUR CASES OF SUCCESSFUL FIRMS
151
product diversification and horizontal expansion
153
product diversification and international expansion through acquisitions
174
a multidimensional growth strategy
191
horizontal expansion through organic development
218
References
234
Index
245
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