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Author Markides, Constantinos.

Title Diversification, refocusing, and economic performance / Constantinos C. Markides.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1995]
©1995

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 UniM Bund  338.7 MARK {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 207 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-201) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction and Statement of the Phenomenon -- 2. Diversification, X-Inefficiencies, and the Optimum Size of the Firm: An Explanation of Corporate Refocusing -- 3. Research Design -- 4. The Contours of Refocusing Activity -- 5. The Characteristics of Refocusing Firms -- 6. The Consequences of Corporate Refocusing: Ex ante Evidence -- 7. The Consequences of Refocusing: Ex post Evidence -- 8. Organization Structure, Refocusing, and Profitability -- 9. Summary and Future Research.
Summary Drawing on a data set of 250 of the top Fortune 500 companies, Constantinos Markides measures the extent of the refocusing phenomenon, proposes reasons for its current popularity, delineates the characteristics of firms that are refocusing, and discusses the effects of refocusing on company market value, profitability, and organizational structure.
Subject Corporate divestiture -- United States -- Case studies.
Downsizing of organizations -- United States -- Case studies.
Corporate reorganizations -- United States -- Case studies.
Diversification in industry -- United States -- Case studies.
ISBN 0262133113 (hc : alk. paper)