Corporate refocusing in the UK: an empirical investigation
Haynes, Michelle (1999) Corporate refocusing in the UK: an empirical investigation. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
It has been widely suggested that since the early 1980s the trend towards ever greater corporate diversification has been reversed in many mature economies; with many diversified firms narrowing the scope of their activities by refocusing on what are perceived to be core businesses primarily, though not exclusively, through major divestments. Whilst recent research, largely in the US context, has started to take place on corporate refocusing there is a paucity of evidence on refocusing in the UK. The aim of this thesis is to address this shortcoming and to examine corporate refocusing activity in the UK.
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