Diversification strategies of British trading companies: Harrisons & Crosfield, c.1900-c.1980
UNSPECIFIED. (1999) Diversification strategies of British trading companies: Harrisons & Crosfield, c.1900-c.1980. BUSINESS HISTORY, 41 (2). 69-+. ISSN 0007-6791Full text not available from this repository.
This article examines the diversification strategies and organisational competencies of Harrisons & Crosfield between 1900 and 1980. This firm was one of the largest 'agency houses' in Southeast Asia and one which had played a prominent role in the development of the Malayan rubber industry. By the 1970s Harrisons & Crosfield resembled a sogo shosha in terms of its product and geographical diversification. This diversification was incremental, and often driven by risk reduction as well as by a culture open to new opportunities. Competencies were tacit and evolutionary. Diversification strategies were also sustained by learning from other firms, either by acquisition or joint ventures.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||BUSINESS HISTORY|
|Publisher:||FRANK CASS CO LTD|
|Number of Pages:||35|
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