Examines the corporate strategy of the German energy giant E.ON The company is vertically integrated, horizontally diversified electricity and natural gas, and in many countries in Europe and in the United States. Examines the costs and benefits of the company’s decisions about their vertical, horizontal and geographical coverage. Believes that the risks of economic regulation, increasing concern about external environmental costs of carbon dioxide emissions and nuclear power, and a political … Read more »

Examines the corporate strategy of the German energy giant E.ON The company is vertically integrated, horizontally diversified electricity and natural gas, and in many countries in Europe and in the United States. Examines the costs and benefits of the company’s decisions about their vertical, horizontal and geographical coverage. Believes that the risks of economic regulation, increasing concern about external environmental costs of carbon dioxide emissions and nuclear energy, as well as political risk and price risk in the upstream markets for fossil fuels.
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Forest Reinhardt,
Sebastian Frankenberger
Source: Harvard Business School
33 pages.
Release Date: 12 January 2006. Prod #: 706015-PDF-ENG
E.ON Corporate Strategy HBR case solution