Diversification: exploiting the flow of technology. A Swedish comparison
by Soren Sjolander, Christer Oskarsson
International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM), Vol. 10, No. 1, 1995

Abstract: This paper presents an analysis of the causal relationship between diversification of technology, products and markets on the one side and growth on the other. The analysis is based on a comparison of 57 large technology based firms in Europe, USA and Japan over an 11 year period between 1980 and 1990. Based on this analysis a classification of strategic diversification behaviour is made and it is shown that technology-based business extenders were the real winners in terms of growth. With this background the need for product diversification among large Swedish firms to better exploit the flow of technology is discussed.

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