Resource-Related Diversification and its Measures – Review of Empirical Results

Conference contribution
(Original article)

Publication Details

Author(s): Weiss M, Schneider D
Title edited volumes: Problems and Perspectives in Management
Publisher: Business Perspectives
Publication year: 2013
Pages range: 76-85
ISSN: 1727-7051
eISSN: 1810-5467


Resource-relatedness is considered to be the answer to the criticism associated with traditional product and market based measures of diversification. However, the empirical support of resource-related diversification has not been investigated yet. Therefore, the author conducts a review of 32 statistical tests derived from 18 studies, and finds substantial support. Nevertheless, a dominant measurement approach has not evolved yet. Researchers focus on specific dimensions of resource-relatedness and they apply different indicators and measurement approaches. The author concludes that a measure satisfying the multidimensionality of resource-relatedness and that consensus on a measurement approach are significant for the advancement of research on diversification. © Martin Weiss, 2013.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Weiss, Martin
Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Unternehmensführung

How to cite

Weiss, M., & Schneider, D. (2013). Resource-Related Diversification and its Measures – Review of Empirical Results. In Proceedings of the VHB-Pfingsttagung (pp. 76-85). Würzburg: Business Perspectives.

Weiss, Martin, and Dirk Schneider. "Resource-Related Diversification and its Measures – Review of Empirical Results." Proceedings of the VHB-Pfingsttagung, Würzburg Business Perspectives, 2013. 76-85.


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