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Value Creation: Strategies for the Chemical Industry

Value Creation: Strategies for the Chemical Industry

McKinsey & Company Inc. (Editor), Florian Budde (Editor), Gary A. Frankemölle (Editor), Heiner Frankemölle (Editor), David F. Hoffmeister (Editor), Konstantin Krämer (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60031-1

Oct 2001

242 pages

Select type: O-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.

Today's Chemical Industry: Which Way is Up?
Today's Challenge -
Value Creation
Strategic Choices for the Chemical Industry in the New Millenium
Managing Commodity Portfolios
How to Succeed in the Rapidly Maturing Specialty Chemicals Industry
Chemical Companies and Biotechnology
The Impact of E-Commerce on the Chemical Industry
The Alchemy of Leveraged Buyouts
Revitalizing Innovation
Managing the Organizational Context
Creating an Entrepreneurial Procurement Organization
Achieving Excellence in Production
A Customer-centric Approach to Sales and Marketing
The Role of Mergers and Acquisitions
The Delicate Game of Post-merger Management
Cyclicality: Trying to Manage the Unmanageable
"Experts...provide guidance for chemical companies, explaining innovative and traditional ways to create value." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 25, No. 4, December 2001)