This study fundamentally investigates the ability and explanatory power of the parenting advantage concept to effectively manage business portfolios. It contributes to a largely ignored field of corporate strategy research: namely, the parenting role and value-added strategies of corporate parents (e.g., Bowman and Helfat, 2001; Collis et al., 2007; Foss, 1997; Goold et al., 1994; Hill, 1988; Markides, 2002; Porter, 1987; Roquebert et al., 1996; Rumelt et al., 1994). The concept of parenting advantage introduced by Goold et al. (1994) offers clear guidance on approaching this relevant area of corporate-level management.


Private Equity Business Unit Portfolio Management Parenting Role Corporate Strategy 
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© Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Krühler
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  1. 1.HamburgGermany

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