The Road to New Business Creation

Minna Räikkönen, Tuija Rantala, William Degbey, Katariina Palomäki, Mélanie Hassett

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    Most companies face and deal with the complexities of creating a strategic plan for their new business. Investment in new business provides the means with which to take the company from its present state to a strategically more desirable future. In other words, it is crucial to build a bridge between strategy and both business opportunities and M&As. The focus in this chapter is on the planning phase of the creation process. The importance of forging strategic links between new opportunities and the advantages of portfolio management in new business development are emphasised, and the risk-management aspects related to NBC are discussed. The main aim is to provide a holistic perspective, and thus to extend the focus on M&A to incorporate them into the strategic-planning and business-development processes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationM&A as a Strategic Option
    Subtitle of host publicationFrom Opportunities to New Business Creation
    EditorsMélanie Hassett, Minna Räikkönen, Tuija Rantala
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    PublisherTeknologiainfo Teknova oy
    ISBN (Electronic)978-952-238-098-2, 978-952-238-099-9
    ISBN (Print)978-952-238-097-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


    • M&A
    • mergers and acquisitions
    • strategy
    • new business creation
    • business opportunity
    • risk
    • uncertainty


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