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Value creation in a reregulated market: Divestments, firms and dynamic processes
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis makes use of the unique reregulation of pharmaceutical monopoly in Sweden to critically examine intraindustry firm heterogeneity. It contributes to existing divestiture research as it studies the dynamism in between reconfigurations of value constellations and its effects on value creation of divested pharmacies. Because the findings showed that the predominant theory of intraindustry firm heterogeneity could not explain firm performance, the value constellation concept was applied as it captured the phenomena. A patterned finding informed how reconfigurations of value constellations in a reregulated market characterized by strict rules, regulations, and high competition did not generate additional value for firms on short term. My study unveils that value creation is hampered in situations where rules and regulations significantly affect firms’ ability to reconfigure their value constellations. The key practical implication is an alternative perspective on fundamental aspects of the reregulation and how policy-makers may impede firm performance and the intended creation of new value for not only firms but for society as a whole.

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2015. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Reconfiguration, value constellation, process research, divestiture, performance, reregulation, pharmacy
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-132742OAI: diva2:954281

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Available from: 2016-08-22 Created: 2016-08-22 Last updated: 2016-08-22Bibliographically approved

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