Les manœuvres stratégiques des transformateurs laitiers québécois : recension et études de cas de PME québécoises

Authors: Hébert, Myriane
Advisor: Lepage, FannyRoyer, Annie
Abstract: Only a few studies exist regarding dairy processors in Quebec. This master's thesis focuses on their recent development methods, more precisely, the ways they used to develop their activities between 2010 and 2020. This study targets about thirty Quebec SMEs that are each transforming 1 million liters of milk annually or more. An effective grid for the development paths and growth modes was used to identify the different strategic maneuvers used by these companies. A review of the existing press on the subject highlighted various manifestations of strategic maneuvers : investment on the site, development of new products, new catering activity, production agreement with other players, business acquisition, etc. The main observation resulting from this first methodological step is that companies developed mainly by organic growth and horizontal expansion during the period of study. Some of those companies combined several strategies and various maneuvers to achieve their goals while others did not reveal any specific strategies. Another revealing discovery is that some companies in the sample studied had an uncommon approach, they mainly benefited from business acquisitions and activity diversification. In order to understand the motivations and repercussions of these particular maneuvers in the dairy processing sector, four companies were selected for case studies. The semi-structured interviews conducted with the managers of these companies allowed to take into account the heterogeneity of motivations that led to particular maneuvers, as well as the importance of the synergies that can be created with the existing activities of the company.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2021
Open Access Date: 10 January 2022
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/71438
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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