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(Revised from original 1998 version)
Deere & Company: Sustaining Value
The question facing Deere & Co. is whether or not to adopt some of the organizational technologies of private equity investors (decentralized equity holdings, use of leverage to control the disposition of cash flows, the externalization of the capital budgeting process, partial spin-offs) to sustain over the next decade the supernormal returns created through more traditional means.
Keywords: Budgets and Budgeting;
Decision Choices and Conditions;
Salter, Malcolm S., and Marlowe Dayley. "Deere & Company: Sustaining Value." Harvard Business School Case 899-001, July 2000. (Revised from original November 1998 version.)