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Impacts of Media Conglomerates' Dual Diversification on Financial Performance

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  • Jaemin Jung
  • Sylvia Chan-Olmsted
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    This study examines the impact of media firms' diversification on their financial performance based on the product and geographical diversification activities and performance of the top 26 media firms from 1991 to 2002. The empirical results generally indicate that related product and international diversification contributes to better financial performance. However, excessive diversification, which leads to a high degree of unrelated diversification, might decrease performance. There also appears to be a hurdle level for diversification, prior to which expanding businesses in product and international markets may need considerable investment and produce negative cash flow. Beyond that threshold, dual diversification significantly contributes to increases in cash flow.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Media Economics.

    Volume (Year): 18 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 183-202

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:jmedec:v:18:y:2005:i:3:p:183-202

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