Case Study

Ciba Specialty Chemicals: Unlocking significant shareholder value

20 pages
December 1997
Reference: IMD-3-0704

The spin-off of Ciba Specialty Chemicals in early 1997 was the culmination of several years of Shareholder Value thinking. The new company is free to pursue its own strategy, but it is also facing strong pressure for improved performance from the capital markets. Completely new structures and systems are being put in place. The culture is also changing to a more performance oriented culture. The case discussed Ciba’s approach to Value Based Management and what actions the company has taken to increase Shareholder Value.

Keywords
Shareholder Value, Value-based Management
Settings
Global, Switzerland
1996-1997
Type
Field Research
Copyright
© 1997
Available Languages
English
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