Mergers and Acquisitions / Edition 1

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This highly topical book provides a multi-disciplinary perspective, ranging from finance to psychology, on the subject of mergers and acquisitions.

  • Each chapter introduces key frameworks that relate to a particular perspective and incorporates case studies where these frameworks can be used for interpretive and diagnostic purposes
  • Invites readers to apply the frameworks as maps or tools for analyzing their own organizational experiences via a series of general discussion questions.
  • Seeks to develop its perspective by offering analytical insights into actual experiences of mergers and acquisitions in different global contexts, successful and unsuccessful, presenting new empirically based evidence to support the arguments
  • Drawn from around the world, each author is a leading exponent in his or her perspective on mergers and acquisitions

Part of the Images of Business Strategy Series which interrogates conventional categories in today’s fast-changing business world. By applying new perspectives, books in the series redefine established territories and extend our view of important business phenomena. Select international contributions to each volume are integrated by the Editor to provide a richer insight into the business landscape and open up new conceptual horizons.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book is unique in its approach to M&A. Rather than simply falling into one of the established, academic M&A "schools" such as strategy or finance, it breaks ground on a new school – the practitioner school." Henry W. Lane, Northeastern University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405122399
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Series: Images of Business Strategy Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Duncan Angwin is associate professor in strategic management at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, where he has won several awards for teaching excellence and research publications. He is also associate fellow at Saϊd Business School, Oxford, visiting professor at ENPC, Paris, and lectures for Georgetown University, USA. He is Associate Chair for Strategy and Practice at the Strategic Management Society and maintains close links with industry.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.


Part I: Overview.

1. Horizons of M&A: Duncan Angwin (University ofWarwick).

Part II: Dimension 1.

2. M&A as success: Mark Whittington (University of Aberdeen)and Ken Bates (University of Warwick).

3. M&A as illusion? Chris Smith (University ofAdelaide).

4. M&A as imperialism? Simon Collinson (University ofWarwick).

5. M&A as warspeak? Stephen Cummings (Victoria University ofWellington) and Sally Riad.

6. M&A as power : Glenn Morgan (University of Warwick).

7. M&A as risk: Matthew Checkley (University ofWarwick).

Part III: Dimension 2.

8. M&A as knowledge: Laura Empson (Said Business School,University of Oxford).

9. M&A as stereotypes: Eero Vaara (Helsinki School ofEconomic & Business Administration) and Janne Tienari(Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland).

10. M&A as boundaries: Derek O’Bryne (WaterfordInstitute).

11. M&A as linkage: David Schweiger (University of SouthCarolina), Erin Mitchell, Justin Scott, Caroline Brown.

12. M&A as monitoring: Philippe Very (EDHEC) and StephenGates (The Conference Board).

13. M&A as practice: Duncan Angwin (University ofWarwick).

Part IV: Dimension intersect?.

14. M&A: a time: Duncan Angwin (University of Warwick) andScott Dacko (University of Warwick).

15. M&A: a review: Duncan Angwin (University ofWarwick).

Appendix A: At What Price Should Tesco Buy Greggs? MarkWhittington (University of Aberdeen) and Ken Bates (University ofWarwick).




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