The Walt Disney Company: Looking for Growth (B)

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Case Code : BSTA126
Case Length : 11 Pages
Period : -
Organization : -
Pub Date : 2005
Teaching Note :Not Available
Countries : California
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Exhibit 1: Timeline (1995-1999)
Exhibit 2: Disney - Financial Highlights (1999)
Exhibit 3: Disney - Consolidated Statement of Income (1999)
Exhibit 4: Disney - Consolidated Balance Sheet (1999)


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