Managing Business Portfolios Effectively

On the Explanatory Power of the Parenting Advantage Concept

  • Matthias Krühler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
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    Pages 1-9
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    Pages 35-68
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 199-224

About this book


The concept of parenting advantage offers a clear framework and guiding principle for corporate-level decision-making, including corporate portfolio management and corporate organization. Matthias Krühler fundamentally investigates the ability and explanatory power of the parenting advantage concept in order to effectively manage business portfolios. His theoretical, conceptual, and empirical research addresses identified shortages and expands the scientific application of the 1994 introduced concept. The author provides a number of valuable contributions for strategic management theory, reveals new avenues for future research on corporate strategy, and highlights normative implications for corporate management practice.

Authors and affiliations

  • Matthias Krühler
    • 1
  1. 1.HamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012
  • Publisher Name Gabler Verlag
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8349-3500-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8349-3501-4
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