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dc.contributor.author Meyer, Klaus E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:23:58Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:23:58Z
dc.date.issued 2004-03-03T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6536
dc.description.abstract Over the past decade, European businesses have accelerated internationalization, expanding within and beyond Europe. I argue that a major driving force behind this push towards global presence is the restructuring of corporate diversification strategies, which in turn is a result of gradual changes in industry structure and the institutional environment in home markets as well as global markets. The strategic change converts diversified conglomerates to global specialists in narrower niche markets. It brings them in direct confrontation with a small number of key competitors operating worldwide. On this stage, key competitive advantages are gained by making best use of resources across the world, and by effective global integration of operations. Hence de-diversification and internationalization are opposite sides of the same coin: globalfocusing. The argument is developed based on inductive case research of the restructuring in two Danish manufacturing enterprises, and a review of overall trends in Danish businesses. On this basis, I analyze the economic and institutional forces driving this process, and suggest propositions for empirical testing. The paper points to consequences of liberalization, and is thus of high relevance for managers and policy makers in countries that are not yet as open as Denmark. en_US
dc.format.extent 39 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2003-05 en_US
dc.subject.other virksomhedens internationalisering en_US
dc.subject.other østeuropa en_US
dc.subject.other danmark en_US
dc.subject.other corporate diversification en_US
dc.subject.other greath northern en_US
dc.subject.other stoer nordiske en_US
dc.subject.other danisco en_US
dc.title Globalfocusing en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt04mar03 inrumo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for International Økonomi og Virksomhedsledelse en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Østeuropa en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort INT en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort CEES
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of International Economics and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Center for East European Studies en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort INT
dc.contributor.departmentukshort CEES
dc.idnumber x645152365 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2003 en_US
dc.title.subtitle From Danish Conglomerate to Global Specialist en_US


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