Research Summary

Restructuring Diversified Operations in Response to Focused Competitors: Evidence from Health Care

by Robert S. Huckman


Professor Huckman's research in this area considers how existing diversified firms in two health care industries--hospitals and pharmaceuticals--are impacted by competition from more focused competitors. In addition to identifying how the entry of focused competitors affects the behavior of diversified firms, Professor Huckman also considers the implementation issues that diversified organizations face as they attempt to restructure in response to such competition.