Corporate restructuring has been the focus of much debate in recent years. This article deals with the debate presented on the effectiveness of corporate restructuring by examining 52 studies in 25 scientific articles on the restructuring and its impact on economic performance. The authors distinguish three types of restructuring: financial, portfolio and organizational units. Based on the research reviewed here, financial restructuring has the highest positive impact on performance, followed b … Read more »

Corporate restructuring has been the focus of much debate in recent years. This article deals with the debate presented on the effectiveness of corporate restructuring by examining 52 studies in 25 scientific articles on the restructuring and its impact on economic performance. The authors distinguish three types of restructuring: financial, portfolio and organizational units. Based on the research reviewed here has followed the financial restructuring highest positive impact on performance, through redeployment. Industrial reorganization has little influence on the performance in line.
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Edward H. Bowman,
Harbir Singh
Harpreet Singh
Michael Useem,
Raja Bhadury
Source: California Management Review
23 pages.
Release Date: 1 January 1999. Prod #: CMR141-PDF-ENG
When is restructuring to improve its economic performance? HBR case solution