Between 1985 and 2007, Danaher has one of the most powerful industrial conglomerates in the United States. This case examines the corporate strategy of the diversified, global company. It describes the company’s portfolio strategy and the Danaher Business System – a systematic and broad-based set of organizational processes of the company developed, is to create growth and value. In 2008 the company produced various challenges in maintaining its impressive historical performance practice. First, it may con … Read more »

Between 1985 and 2007, Danaher has one of the most powerful industrial conglomerates in the United States. This case examines the corporate strategy of the diversified, global company. It describes the company’s portfolio strategy and the Danaher Business System – a systematic and broad-based set of organizational processes of the company developed, is to create growth and value. In 2008 the company produced various challenges in maintaining its impressive historical performance practice. First, it can continue to compensate for organic and inorganic growth? Second, what will be the impact of increased competition from private equity players? Third, as long as the strategy of “continuous improvement” next?
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Bharat N. Anand,
David J. Collis
Sophie Hood
Source: Harvard Business School
32 pages.
Release Date: 12 February 2008. Prod #: 708 445 PDF-ENG
Danaher Corporation, HBR case solution