Examines a major capacity expansion proposal of Chaparral Steel, a steel minimill. Offers students the opportunity to evaluate the proposed extension in the context of the competitive situation, market demand, technological choice, and the demands of a global economy. Also asks them to analyze the likely impact on the production strategy, technological innovation, market share, and corporate finance.

Examines a major capacity expansion proposal of Chaparral Steel, a steel minimill. Offers students the opportunity to evaluate the proposed extension in the context of the competitive situation, market demand, technological choice, and the demands of a global economy. Also asks them to analyze the likely impact on the production strategy, technological innovation, market share, and corporate finance.
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Kim B. Clark
Source: Harvard Business School
19 pages.
Publication Date: Dec 30, 1986. Prod #: 687 045 PDF-ENG
Chaparral Steel (Abridged) HBR case solution