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Organizational Dynamics Programs Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Theses University of Pennsylvania Year  Nucor Corporation: A Study on Evolution Toward Strategic Fit Regina Gordin University of Pennsylvania, regina.gordin@gmail.com Submitted to the Program of Organizational Dynamics In the Graduate Division of the School of Arts and Sciences In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania. Advisor: Everett Keech This paper is posted at ScholarlyCommons. http://repository.upenn.edu/od theses msod/1
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NUCOR CORPORATION: A STUDY ON EVOLUTION TOWARD STRATEGIC FIT by Regina Gordin Submitted to the Program of Organizational Dynamics In the Graduate Division of the School of Arts and Sciences In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2006
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NUCOR CORPORATION: A STUDY ON EVOLUTION TOWARD STRATEGIC FIT Approved by: ________________________________________________ Program Director ________________________________________________ Advisor
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ABSTRACT For much of its century long history, Nucor Corporation and its predecessors displayed turbulent financial performance. Several attempts at a strategic realignment proved unsuccessful, and in 1965, the company faced insolvency. Since that time, however, the company has rallied around its steel operations to become the largest steel producer in the United States, with $12.7 billion in net annual sales. This thesis examines Nucor’s development from an unprofitable conglomerate to a highly efficient enterprise. Specific focus on the evolution of the activity system underlying the organization lays the groundwork for systematic analysis of why some companies succeed while others fail. iii
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to extend my appreciation to Everett Keech, my capstone advisor. Thank you so much for your encouragement and guidance during the preparation of this document. I would also like to thank all those who helped me successfully arrive at this destination. To all my professors who have forever changed my outlook on the world. To my wonderful friends and relatives who put up with me through all the stress and lack of free time. To my amazing classmates who made it all so much fun. To my parents who affected me, taught me, advised me and always believed in me. To my husband and friend who not only gave me all the love in the world and made this chapter in my life possible, but who also taught me that “everything always happens for the best”. I could not hope for a more comforting belief. I dedicate this thesis to my sons Lawrence and Alan. I hope that my journey continues to inspire you in your endeavors. You are both with me in everything that I do.
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