Answered By: Elyse Wolf
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2022     Views: 49

For this assignment, you are asked to analyze the diversification strategy of Disney or Kimberly-Clark. Please be sure to review the required reading for the company you have selected linked within Soomo, but you may also want to look at corporate earning transcripts, the company’s 10-K, as well as articles from the media regarding their restructuring or diversification plans.

Required Reading

Disney

The Walt Disney Company Announces Strategic Reorganization press release This link opens in a new window

Kimberly-Clark

Kimberly-Clark Needs to Grow Sales. Will Its Strategic Plan Do the Trick? This link opens in a new window

Corporate Earning Transcripts

You can find the corporate earning transcripts in our company business databases or you can use the website SeekingAlpha.com This link opens in a new window. Please follow the instructions in this FAQ: How can I find corporate earning transcripts? Once you have the transcripts open, you can use Ctrl+F to search for terms like growth or restructuring. Your goal is to look for new products, markets, or services that might be considered part of their diversification strategy.

Disney

Q2 FY18 Earnings Conference Call This link opens in a new window

Kimberly-Clark

Q2: 2018-07-24 Earnings Summary This link opens in a new window

10-K

You can find the 10-K in one of the Shapiro Library’s company business databases or you can find them on the company website. Please follow the instructions in this FAQ: Where can I find annual and 10-K company reports? if you prefer to access it via the Shapiro Library. Once you have the 10-K open, you can use Ctrl+F to search for terms like growth or restructuring. Your goal is to look for new products, markets, or services that might be considered part of their diversification strategy.

Disney

Disney 10-K annual reports This link opens in a new window

Kimberly-Clark

Kimberly-Clark 10-K annual reports This link opens in a new window

Articles from the Media

Search the specific sources below for articles about your company or you can do broad searches within our two best business article databases: ABI/INFORM and Business Source Ultimate. You may choose to include additional search terms like reorganization and restructure along with the company name. Here are a couple of sample searches that you might try:

Disney AND (restructure OR reorganization)

Kimberly-Clark AND global restructuring

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