What factors make it most likely that (a) acquisitions or (b) internal new venturing will be the preferred method to enter a new industry?

Lesson 10 – Discussion

Choose (2) of the available prompts below:

1. When is a company likely to choose (a) related diversification and (b) unrelated diversification?

2. What factors make it most likely that (a) acquisitions or (b) internal new venturing will be the preferred method to enter a new industry?

3. Imagine that IBM has decided to diversify into the telecommunications business to provide online cloud-computing data services and broadband access for businesses and individuals. What method would you recommend that IBM pursue to enter this industry? Why?

4. Under which conditions are joint ventures a useful way to enter new industries?

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