Value Creation: Strategies for the Chemical Industry

Value Creation: Strategies for the Chemical Industry

Editor(s): Florian Budde, Gary A. Farha, Heiner Frankemölle, David F. Hoffmeister, Konstantin Krämer

Published Online: 8 OCT 2001

Print ISBN: 9783527302512

Online ISBN: 9783527600311

DOI: 10.1002/3527600310

About this Book

Corporate performance has increasingly come to be judged by shareholder value in the last few years, and chemical companies are among those embracing the trend. Written by an international team of leading experts from the prestigious top management consultancy McKinsey & Company, this book provides a guide to value creation for chemical companies which is based on first-hand experience gained in hundreds of strategic and operational consulting engagements in the industry, as well as extensive research projects.
The book discusses today's challenges in an ever more rapidly changing business world. What is the relevance of capital markets to strategic decision making in chemical companies? What strategic paradigms currently apply to the industry? How can the selected strategies be implemented successfully? This book presents a detailed examination of innovative and traditional ways to create value, and offers authoritative information on the required management approaches. It includes some important recently emerging aspects such as the impact of e-commerce, biotechnology, and the role of financial investors.
Although mainly directed at managers in the chemical industry, the knowledge contained in this comprehensive introduction to the area has sufficient general validity to benefit scientists, engineers, investors, students, and anyone else dealing with management issues in this and related fields.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 2

      Today's Challenge – Value Creation (pages 11–21)

      Robert Berendes, Florian Budde, Konstantin Krämer and Christian Weber

    3. Chapter 3

      Strategic Choices for the Chemical Industry in the New Millennium (pages 23–35)

      Florian Budde, Brian Elliot, Gary A. Farha, Heiner Frankemölle, Tomas Koch and Rodgers Palmer

    4. Chapter 4

      Managing Commodity Portfolios (pages 37–45)

      Thomas Röthel, Gary A. Farha and David F. Hoffmeister

    5. Chapter 7

      The Impact of E-Commerce on the Chemical Industry (pages 79–92)

      Ralph Marquardt, Jan-Philipp Pfander, Boris Gorella and David McVeigh

    6. Chapter 12

      Achieving Excellence in Production (pages 151–161)

      Markus Aschauer, Christophe Bédier, Robert Berendes, Jens Cuntze, Heiner Frankemölle and Thomas Röthel

    7. Chapter 14

      The Role of Mergers and Acquisitions (pages 173–181)

      Markus Aschauer, Christophe de Mahieu, Philip Eykerman, Gary A. Farha, Michael Graham and Thomas Röthel

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