The Walt Disney Company: If You Give this Mouse a Focus

In 2012, was Disney’s CEO engaging in “empire building” when he acquired Lucasfilm Ltd. or rather navigating the company on a solid strategic course?
Jerry Kim, Stephan Meier  | Summer 2013
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In December 2012, Walt Disney Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Robert A. Iger announced the completion of his company’s $4 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd., further expanding the company’s footprint in its Studio Entertainment segment. Was Iger navigating the company on a solid strategic course or was he engaged in the same “empire building” that ultimately forced his predecessor Michael Eisner to resign?


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