The limits to portfolio restructuring: lessons from regional consolidation in the US department store industry


Wood, Steve (2002) The limits to portfolio restructuring: lessons from regional consolidation in the US department store industry. Journal of the Regional Studies Association, 36, (5), 515-529. (doi:10.1080/00343400220137128).

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The relationship between merger and acquisition activity and the making of competitive space remains an underemphasized theme within contemporary economic geography. This paper seeks to add to this debate through a case study of the regional consolidation strategies of US department store firms during the 1990s. It seeks to establish lessons regarding the importance of competitive space, synergy and due diligence in the analysis of potential consolidation targets and how neglect of these factors is likely to result in failure of the constituent firms.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0034-3404 (print)
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Keywords: consolidation, synergy, merger, acquisition, retailing, portfolio restructuring
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Biological Sciences
ePrint ID: 56128
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:38
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/56128

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