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Department of Industrial Economics & Strategy, Copenhagen Business School Working Paper Series, Department of Industrial Economics & Strategy, Copenhagen Business School

No 97-12:
Promoting Synergies in Multiproduct Firms: Toward a Resource-based View.

Nicolai J. Foss and Mikael Iversne

Abstract: We address the issue of promoting synergies in divisionalized, diversified firms from the perspectives of the resource-based view and recent work on corporate headquarters, thus connecting the analysis of sustained competitive advantage with organizational issues. We begin by clarifying the concept of synergy, and argue that the concept of complementarity is particularly likely to capture most meanings of synergy. Furthermore, we argue that the raison d'etre of the corporate headquarters lies in their synergy-creating potential. The reasoning is illustrated with examples from Danish corporations, specifically Danfoss and Bang & Olufsen.

Keywords: competitive advantage; synergy; coroprate headquarter; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: L21; L22; M2; (follow links to similar papers)

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