Volume 94 Issue 10 | p. 15 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 7, 2016

Chemical industry innovation is unevenly distributed

Dow-DuPont merger may result in bidding for stranded R&D capability
Department: Business
Keywords: specialty chemicals, research and development, mergers, acquisitions

A two-way analysis of innovation and business acumen at leading specialty chemical and materials firms shows considerable variation in companies’ abilities to create—and profit from—new and differentiated products.

The competitive benchmark, developed by market research firm Lux Research, also illuminates the landscape for future deals that may spring from the merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont.

Within the Lux matrix, DuPont scored significantly higher . . .

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