Murdoch's strategic vigour

Knapton, Tim
January 2008
BRW;1/17/2008, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p51
Trade Publication
The author offers his insights regarding the financial performance of News Corporation, an integrated media company owned and managed by global media tycoon Rupert Murdoch in the U.S. He explains the possible reasons why the company's stocks declined in the fiscal year 2006 as well as in 2007. According to the author, the main cause for News Corporation's underperformance has been Murdoch's bid for Dow Jones & Co., publisher of the "Wall Street Journal."


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