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Corporate Strategy and Firm Growth
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Corporate Strategy and Firm Growth

Creating Value for Shareholders

9780857938275 Edward Elgar Publishing
Angelo Dringoli, Professor, School of Economics and Management, Department of Business and Law, University of Siena, Italy
Publication Date: 2012 ISBN: 978 0 85793 827 5 Extent: 272 pp
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 growth strategy is successful, the author examines the economic fundamentals of each strategy and presents analytical models of both internal development and external acquisition. He moves on to present four case studies of successful companies to highlight how a firm chooses and implements a defined growth strategy.

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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 growth strategy is successful, the author examines the economic fundamentals of each strategy and presents analytical models of both internal development and external acquisition. He moves on to present four case studies of successful companies to highlight how a firm chooses and implements a defined growth strategy.

This stimulating integrated analysis will appeal to researchers and students in business administration as well as managers, entrepreneurs and consultants involved in strategic management.
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Contents: Preface Part I: Growth Strategies and Firm Value 1. Growth Strategies: Types and Fundamental Bases 2. Analytical Models for Evaluating Growth Strategies 3. Horizontal Expansion Strategies 4. Product Diversification Strategies 5. Vertical Integration Strategies 6. Designing the Appropriate Organizational Structures for Implementing Growth Strategies 7. Limits to Firm Size Part II: Growth Strategies in Practice: Four Cases of Successful Firms 8. L’Oreal: Product Diversification and Horizontal Expansion 9. Campari: Product Diversification and International Expansion through Acquisitions 10. Luxottica: A Multidimensional Growth Strategy 11. Geox: Horizontal Expansion through Organic Development References Index
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