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What does it take to be good parent ? Opening the black-box of value creation in the unrealated multibusiness firm

  • Olivier, Gottschalg

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  • Meier, Degenhard

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    This paper develops and tests new theory about the determinants of value creation in unrelated multibusiness firms from a resource-based perspective. The authors argue that the availability of "headquarter resources", which are at the basis of headquarter services provided to the business units, is the driving force behind unrelated diversification.

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    Paper provided by HEC Paris in its series Les Cahiers de Recherche with number 822.

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    Length: 49 pages
    Date of creation: 30 Mar 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:ebg:heccah:0822
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