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Hanson Plc

Author: Haspeslagh, Philippe INSEAD Area: StrategyPublisher: Fontainebleau : INSEAD, 1992.Language: EnglishDescription: 28 p.Type of document: INSEAD CaseAbstract: Describes the background of Lords Hanson and White; the origins and history of Hanson Plc (then Hanson Trust); Hanson's approach as an acquirer and seller of businesses, and White's approach as an industrial manager. In particular, it explores some of the arguments surrounding Hanson's bid for ICIPedagogical Objectives: To examine and contrast the corporate strategy of, respectively, acquisitive conglomerates and diversified industrial companies; to explore how each creates economic value, and to examine the sustainability of such value creation; to explore the public policy issues raised by hostile takeovers and corporate restructuring
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To examine and contrast the corporate strategy of, respectively, acquisitive conglomerates and diversified industrial companies; to explore how each creates economic value, and to examine the sustainability of such value creation; to explore the public policy issues raised by hostile takeovers and corporate restructuring

Describes the background of Lords Hanson and White; the origins and history of Hanson Plc (then Hanson Trust); Hanson's approach as an acquirer and seller of businesses, and White's approach as an industrial manager. In particular, it explores some of the arguments surrounding Hanson's bid for ICI

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