Master in Management – UC3M
Firms and Industries
Long case – Session 3
Carefully read the case “Cooper Industries Corporate Strategy (A)” and discuss with your group the following questions, which we will discuss during class in session 3. (Suggested preparation time: 2 hours and 30 minutes)
1. How would you describe Cooper Industries’ strategy regarding its scope? 2. Do you think that this strategy has allowed Cooper Industries’ to create value? Why or why not? How?
3. Do you think that Cooper Industries’ organization and incentives are well aligned with their scope strategy?
4. Do you think that it is optimal for Cooper Industries to acquire Champion? Suppose that you have to present your position to the board of directors of Cooper Industries.
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