Turnarounds in high technology firms from a resource based view: A case study

Hulkund, Santosh Mallikarjun (2011) Turnarounds in high technology firms from a resource based view: A case study. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Corporate turnarounds is widely debated among practitioners, conversely the strategy literature is divided on number of key factors affecting turnaround. Moreover, prior research has essentially concentrated in manufacturing, banking, family business, and few in service industry. However, the high technology sector is largely ignored. Hence, this study explores the role of strategy in turnarounds of high technology firms that have successfully reversed their decline. In addition, this study uses a robust systematic method to identify those firms that can be categorised in high technology domain. Furthermore, the identified firms are examined in a detailed case study approach.

This study examines three companies based in United Kingdom to track their turnaround strategies over a period of three years of distress and three years of recovery within the span of ten years (fiscal year: 2000-2010). Furthermore, the study shows a substantial impact by strategic factors like diversification, refocusing, repositioning, acquisitions, restructuring, leadership and governance with the contextual theory of resource based view.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: Business turnaround, High technology, Resource based view
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2011 08:53
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 22:51
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/24959

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