Economics class video: The extraordinary Toshiba saga
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Business growth and demergers
Click to watch the short video below and then answer the questions:
Toshiba is described as a conglomerate — what does this mean?
How does the Toshiba case study potentially show the downside of a conglomerate merger?
Examine the reasons why Toshiba would spin off its memory chip business
Using the Toshiba case study, explain the principal-agent problem
Gavin Simpson and Pete Clift, Economics In Ten podcast