Describes Philips Electronics and policy issues related to foreign exchange risk and hedging. Explains centralization against decentralization of currency hedging, economic role opposite transaction role, the difficulties in collecting the necessary information centrally and assign currency gains and losses in a matrix system of management.

Describes Philips Electronics and policy issues related to foreign exchange risk and hedging. Explains centralization against decentralization of currency hedging, economic role opposite transaction role, the difficulties in collecting the necessary information centrally and assign currency gains and losses in a matrix system of management.
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Richard F. Meyer
Source: Harvard Business School
18 pages.
Publication Date: Oct 13, 1994. Prod #: 295055-PDF-ENG
Philips Electronics NV: currency hedging policy HBR case solution

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