Chapter 16. Cyclicality: Trying to Manage the Unmanageable

  1. Florian Budde4,
  2. Gary A. Farha5,
  3. Heiner Frankemölle6,
  4. David F. Hoffmeister7 and
  5. Konstantin Krämer4
  1. Paul Butler1,
  2. Robert Berendes2 and
  3. Brian Elliot3

Published Online: 8 OCT 2001

DOI: 10.1002/3527600310.ch16

Value Creation: Strategies for the Chemical Industry

Value Creation: Strategies for the Chemical Industry

How to Cite

Butler, P., Berendes, R. and Elliot, B. (2001) Cyclicality: Trying to Manage the Unmanageable, in Value Creation: Strategies for the Chemical Industry (eds F. Budde, G. A. Farha, H. Frankemölle, D. F. Hoffmeister and K. Krämer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527600310.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 4

    McKinsey & Company, Inc. Taunustor 2 D-60311 Frankfurt/Main Germany

  2. 5

    McKinsey & Company, Inc. 600 14th Street, N.W. Suite 300 Washington, D.C. 20005 USA

  3. 6

    McKinsey & Company, Inc. Magnusstrasse 11 D-50672 Cologne Germany

  4. 7

    McKinsey & Company, Inc. 600 Campus Drive Florham Park, N.J. 07932-1046 USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Mc Kinsey & Company, Inc. London

  2. 2

    Mc Kinsey & Company, Inc. Munich

  3. 3

    Mc Kinsey & Company, Inc. New Jersey

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 OCT 2001
  2. Published Print: 29 MAR 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302512

Online ISBN: 9783527600311

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Keywords:

  • cyclicality;
  • price prediction;
  • cyclical asset trading

Summary

  • The Drivers of Cyclicality

  • Managing Cyclicality for Competitive Advantage – a Worthwhile Endeavor?

    • Getting Investment Timing Right

    • Price Prediction as a Strategic Tool

    • If Managing Cyclicality is not the Best Route to High Returns, What is?

  • Cyclical Asset Trading