Background Note | HBS Case Collection | March 1982 (Revised June 1986)

Note on Diversification as a Strategy

by Michael E. Porter and Malcolm S. Salter


Presents a discussion of corporate diversification. Covers historical background, the concept of strategy for a diversified company, and concepts of value creation.

Keywords: Diversification; Strategy; Value Creation;


Porter, Michael E., and Malcolm S. Salter. "Note on Diversification as a Strategy." Harvard Business School Background Note 382-129, March 1982. (Revised June 1986.)