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Reply to Weller, Mellewigt, and Decker


  • Alexander T. Nicolai
  • Thomas W. Thomas


In their constructive critique Weller, Mellewigt, and Decker elaborate some concerns on our paper on “De-Diversification activities of german corporations from 1988 to 2002: Perspectives from Agency and Management Fashion Theory”. There are three main points: the operationalization of de-diversifications, the application of the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, and the influence of an outlier in our data. We discuss each of these concerns in turn.

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  • Alexander T. Nicolai & Thomas W. Thomas, 2008. "Reply to Weller, Mellewigt, and Decker," Schmalenbach Business Review (sbr), LMU Munich School of Management, vol. 60(2), pages 211-212, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:sbr:abstra:v:60:y:2008:i:2:p:211-212

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    De-Diversifications; Disinvestments; Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test; Management Fashions; Neo-Institutionalism;

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    • B40 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - General
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General


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