Nucor Essay

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University of Pennsylvania

Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Theses 1-31-2007 Organizational Dynamics Programs

Nucor Corporation: A Study on Evolution Toward Strategic Fit
Regina Gordin
University of Pennsylvania,

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. For more information, please contact

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TABLE 1 2 History of Nucor Corporation Summary of Nucor’s New Ventures 1968-1983

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1966 Vulcraft Competitive Positioning: Steel Products 1966 Vulcraft Value Creation and Appropriation 1986 Nucor Value Creation and Appropriation 1986 Nurcor Competitive Positioning: Steel Products 1996 Nucor Competitive Positioning: Steel Product 2006 Strategic Positioning of Steel Industry Nucor Value Creation and

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