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Title:The drivers and implications of business divestiture: an application and extension of prior findings PDF Logo
Authors:Decker, Carolin
Mellewigt, Thomas
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:SFB 649 discussion paper 2007,054
Abstract:The purpose of this study is to extend the current understanding of business divestiture by investigating its potential for triggering strategic reorientation. A divestiture involving strategic reorientation is here denoted as a strategic business exit, otherwise it is a status quopreserving business exit. The motives for divestiture specified in prior studies are mainly associated with firm financial performance and corporate strategy. Most studies investigate their impact on divestiture separately though both may interact. This study contributes to research by, first, distinguishing divestiture types, and, second, empirically testing the influence of performance and strategy both separately and in conjunction on the choice between strategic and status quo-preserving business exit with secondary data on 213 divestitures during 1999-2004 which were undertaken by a cross-industry sample of 91 firms listed in the German CDAX. The findings mainly indicate that firm financial performance is a stronger predictor of strategic business exit than corporate strategy.
Subjects:divestiture
exit
strategic reorientation
performance
strategy
diversification
JEL:G34
L11
L25
M10
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:SFB 649 Discussion Papers, HU Berlin

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