Diversification as an international business strategy and some thoughts about risk.


[1] Scotiabank

[2] Porter 1987, p43-59

[3] Porter p47

[4] Porter p45

[5] Porter p.45

[6] Porter p.45

[7] Eg: Lewis & Zalan 2005, p223, Kaur & Kaur 2013, p503, Shleifer & Vishny 1991, p51

[8] Kaur & Kaur 2013, p503

[9] Lewis & Zalan 2005, p223

[10] Isaacson, 2011, p386

[11] A frequently sighted example of this is Lewis & Zalan’s 2005 case study into Amcor Ltd (see sources)

[11] Scotiabank

[12] Porter 1987, p57

[13] Porter 1987

[14] Isaacson 2011, p428

[15] Isaacson 2011, p304

[15] Isaacson 2011


Hu, Y, 1995, The international transferability of the firm’s advantages, in California Management Review, Summer 1995

Isaacson, W, 2011, Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Little, Brown Book Group. Kindle Edition.

Kaur, M, and Kaur, U, 2013, Diversificationin International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering and Management, Volume 2, Issue 4, April 2013, accessed online 8 August 2014 at http://www.ijaiem.org/Volume2Issue4/IJAIEM-2013-04-20-047.pdf

Lewis, G and Zalan, T, 2005, Amcor Limited (A) and (B), in Casebook in international business: Australia and Asia-Pacific perspectives, Pearson Education, Frenchs Forest, NSW

Porter, M, 1987, From competitive advantage to corporate strategy, in Harvard Business Review v.65, no.3 (May/June 1987)

Scotiabank, author not stated, undated, Expanding your business globally, accessed online 8 December 2014 at http://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/0,,8372,00.html

Shleifer, A and Vishny, R, 1991, Takeovers in the 60’s and the 80’s: Evidence and Implications, in Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 12, 1991, John Wiley and Sons, accessed online 8 August 2014 at http://scholar.harvard.edu/files/shleifer/files/takeovers_60s_80s.pdf

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