Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions

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Mergers and acquisitions continue to be a primary vehicle of growth for companies around the world. Not only in the United States and Europe, but also in Japan, China, India, Brazil and elsewhere senior executives are making huge bets on the future of their firms. With such intense scrutiny in the world of business, it is not surprising that academic research on mergers and acquisitions has been similarly robust. The topics range from strategy, to organizational integration, culture, leadership, human resource ...
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Overview

Mergers and acquisitions continue to be a primary vehicle of growth for companies around the world. Not only in the United States and Europe, but also in Japan, China, India, Brazil and elsewhere senior executives are making huge bets on the future of their firms. With such intense scrutiny in the world of business, it is not surprising that academic research on mergers and acquisitions has been similarly robust. The topics range from strategy, to organizational integration, culture, leadership, human resource planning, and financial analysis. Similarly, the theories brought to bear to help understand mergers and acquisitions range from upper echelons theory to the resource based view of the firm, competitive analysis, organizational trust, networks, knowledge management, and others.

What makes the Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions series stand out is its focus on all three characteristics that make up this research field - studies from scholars in different countries, with different research questions, relying on different theoretical perspectives. Such a broad, and inclusive, approach to mergers and acquisitions is not easily replicated in academic journals, with much narrower mandates and metrics. The collections published each year provide cutting edge ideas by leading scholars on a global scale. Doing so not only broadens the questions being studied, but also helps researchers consider the inter-relationships among different perspectives. In the final analysis, the best way to build understanding around a topic as diffuse as mergers and acquisitions is to be both integrative, and expansive, in choice of research questions and theoretical underpinnings. Advances in Mergersand Acquisitions offers this unique perspective, not easily found elsewhere, that will help scholars think about mergers and acquisitions in new ways, building our knowledge base on this critical topic. In light of the enormous sums being invested in growth-via-acquisition strategies around the world, academic research on mergers and acquisitions has never been more important.

Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions brings together a series of articles on this topic from academics around the world with the expressed purpose of enhancing our knowledge of the entire M&A process, from strategic analysis to integration. It is the diversity of perspectives in particular that creates an opportunity to learn from others, each article representing an important piece of the overall puzzle, with the ultimate goal being to boost our understanding of the determinants, process, and consequences, of mergers and acquisitions

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781908365
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/28/2013
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


List of Contributors     vii
Introduction     ix
The Group Psychology of Mergers & Acquisitions: Lessons from the Social Identity Approach   Johannes Ullrich   Rolf van Dick     1
Pre-Merger Identification: Ties with the Past Bind Us to the Future?   Shandana Abedin   Gary Davies     17
A Comparative Overview of the Impact of Cultural Diversity on Inter-Organisational Encounters   Satu Teerikangas     37
Motive Archetypes in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A): The Implications of a Configurational Approach to Performance   Duncan Angwin     77
Explaining the Effect of M&A on Technological Performance   Maria Chiara Di Guardo   Giovanni Valentini     107
Stock Market Reactions to Knowledge-Motivated Acquisitions   Ricardo Romero Gerbaud   Anne S. York     127
The Importance of Target Firm Customers in Acquisitions of Technology-Based Firms   Margaret Dalziel     157
Acquiring Biopharmaceutical Research: Is Market Approval a Deal Breaker?   Karen Ruckman     171
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