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When a Spinoff Makes Strategic Sense

Harvard Business Review

Let’s look at our current dominant strategy theory: the Resource-Based View or RBV, closely associated with Jay Barney. So how does RBV explain the decision to split the company into two? So it is hard to explain this decision using the RBV. You may also have noted that the RBV contains no concept of focus. Indeed, if you have multiple resources, the RBV implies that you should develop a strategy to build and exploit all these resources.