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Conglomerate model is copping the blame for companies’ non-performance

Underperformance of some units may be a bigger reason for these companies to look for a radical solution, than the discovery of some fundamental flaws in the conglomerate model 

June 24, 2022 / 09:22 AM IST
Conglomerate model is copping the blame for companies’ non-performance

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With its decision to break itself up into three independent companies, food multinational Kellogg’s has joined the growing ranks of erstwhile conglomerates abandoning a model that gained ground through the 1980s and 1990s culminating in the creation of such giant entities as GE. In the recent past Toshiba, Johnson & Johnson and GE have reached similar conclusions, that the parts would be more valuable individually than the whole. It isn’t clear however whether it is the model or its execution...

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