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Type :article
Subject :HD Industries. Land use. Labor
ISSN :1985-2126
Main Author :Wan Daud Wan Mohd Nazri, Salamudin Norhana, Ahmad Ismail,
Title :Corporate diversification and performance (IR)
Year of Publication :2009
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Abstract :
Business diversification has drawn attention of strategic management and finance scholars. This study examines relationship between diversification effect on performance using multiple measures of performance namely accounting and market measurements. The study used panel data analysis for a sample of 70 Malaysian firms from various industries during the period 2001 to 2005. The evidence produces some interesting findings with regard to risk factors and effect on firm’s performance while other factors are consistent with previous findings. In particular, firms that adopt the focused strategy perform better than those with diversified strategy. Different measures of performance used in the study produced varying results after controlling for risk, firm size and economic condition, using the inflation rate as a proxy.
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