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Value Creation
Strategies for the Chemical Industry
Second Edition
by Florian Budde

Value Creation provides a wide-ranging manual on the subject of value creation in the chemical industry.


  • Key issues of strategy and industry structure.
  • Describes best practice in the core functions of the chemical business system.
  • Looks at the state of the art in organization and post-merger management.
  • Covers a selection of the most important current topics such as industrial biotechnology, the role of private equity, and the chemical landscape in China.


  1. Today's Chemical Industry: Which Way Is Up?
  2. Shareholder Value Orientation: Not a Question of Whether, but How
  3. Structural Drivers of Value Creation in the Chemical Industry
  4. Chemicals - Driving Innovation in Other Industries
  5. Today's Challenges and Strategic Choices
  6. An Approach to Determining the Long-Term Attractiveness of Commodity Chemical Businesses
  7. Middle East: Opportunities and Challenges from the Rapid Emergencies of a Global Petrochemical Hub
  8. Survival when It's Hard to be Special: A Perspective on Specialty Chemicals
  9. Creating the World's Leading Specialty Chemicals Company
  10. Prospects for Agribusiness: An Essential Contribution to Global Food Demand
  11. Industrial Gases - Growth by Continued Self-Renewal
  12. Perspectives of Chemical Distributors as Partners of Industry
  13. Systematically Revitalizing Innovation in the Chemical Industry
  14. Innovation for Growth
  15. The Four Pillars of Sustainable Purchasing Transformations
  16. Feedstock Price Volatility and How to Deal with It
  17. Taking a Leap in Purchasing
  18. Excellence in Operations - The Never-ending Journey Continues
  19. State-of-the-art Production Concepts in the Chemical Industry
  20. The Role of Site Services and Infrastructure for Productivity Management
  21. Creating a Revenue Advantage through Sales and Marketing Excellence
  22. Achieving Top Performance in Supply Chain Management
  23. Right Second Time - Unlocking Value with IT
  24. Managing Organizational Performance
  25. Post-Merger MAnagement: It's All in the Design
  26. M&A - The UCB Case
  27. The Chemical Industry and Public Perception
  28. Industrial Biotech: From Promise to Profit
  29. Industrial Biotech at DSM: From Concept to Customer
  30. Leveraged Buyout Transactions - Challenges and Learnings
  31. What Attracts Private Equity Firms to the Chemical Industry?
  32. Facing China
  33. China - Key for Success in Asia


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Value Creation
Strategies for the Chemical Industry
Second Edition
by Florian Budde

2006 467 pages $124.00 + shipping
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