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The Times: Diversification is all the rage but isn’t it better to stick to the knitting?

Jaideep Prabhu, Professor of Marketing at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on companies diversifying into new lines of business. According to Jaideep, “the academic literature strongly supports the notion that in developed markets, focus and sticking to the knitting produces…

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Double whammy

Health crisis from pandemic worsens economic issues in Middle East and Northern Africa, says Dr Kamiar Mohaddes. Dr Kamiar Mohaddes The health crisis from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic exacerbates economic problems in the Middle East and North Africa caused by…

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Is diversification always good?

Probably every Fin 101 class teaches the principle of diversification: do not put all your eggs in one basket. Diversification allows investors to earn the same return but with possible lower risk. Theoretically, any rational investor would pursue the maximal…

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