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Title

Manufacturing-based relatedness, synergy, and coordination

Authors

Authors

C. H. St John;J. S. Harrison

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Strateg. Manage. J.

Keywords

corporate strategy; manufacturing; synergy; coordination; competitive; advantage; UNRELATED DIVERSIFIED FIRMS; RESOURCE-BASED VIEW; CORPORATE; DIVERSIFICATION; COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE; STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT; MARKET-STRUCTURE; ENTROPY MEASURE; PERFORMANCE; ACQUISITIONS; PERSPECTIVES; Business; Management

Abstract

This paper explores the basic question of whether manufacturing-based relatedness between business units within a multibusiness Jinn serves as a basis for a competitive advantage at the business unit level. We developed a system for describing manufacturing relatedness that combines the study of value chain activities with 4-digit SIC codes, then we assessed presence of manufacturing synergies. We found no evidence that, on average, organizations involved in manufacturing-related businesses are reaping financial benefits from shared resources in manufacturing. However, some firms, through explicit commitment to coordination, do realize performance benefits from such involvement. Copyright (C) 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Journal Title

Strategic Management Journal

Volume

20

Issue/Number

2

Publication Date

1-1-1999

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

129

Last Page

145

WOS Identifier

WOS:000078278700002

ISSN

0143-2095

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