Describes the history and diversification strategy of the Japanese manufacturer Asahi Glass Co. The company has diversified in a wide glass, chemical, and electronics manufacturers through organic growth, acquisitions and joint ventures from its origin in flat glass. It has also vertically integrated and internally, the world’s leading glass manufacturers are expanding. In 1993, Asahi Glass is reviewing its future direction, especially if it sell its electronics business for … Read more »

Describes the history and diversification strategy of the Japanese manufacturer Asahi Glass Co. The company has diversified in a wide glass, chemical, and electronics manufacturers through organic growth, acquisitions and joint ventures from its origin in flat glass. It has also vertically integrated and internally, the world’s leading glass manufacturers are expanding. In 1993, Asahi Glass is reviewing its future direction, especially if it will sell its electronics.
«Hide

from
David J. Collis
Tsutomu Noda
Source: Harvard Business School
22 pages.
Publication Date: Feb 24, 1994. Prod #: 794113-PDF-ENG
Asahi Glass Co.: Diversification Strategy HBR case solution