"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.
List of Contributors. Introduction. (C. Cooper, S. Finkelstein). A Corporate Level Perspective On Acquisitions and Integration. (A. Chakrabarti, W. Mitchell). A New Way to Look at the Integration Challenge: The Reconciliation of Collective Representations. (J.M. Roch). Impact of Cultural Differences on Merger and Acquisition Performance: A Critical Research Review and an Integrative Model. (G.K. Stahl, A. Voigt). An Upper Echelons Explanation of Acquisition Outcomes. (P. Doyle Corner, A.J. Kinicki). Top Management Team Turnover in Mergers & Acquisitions. (J.A. Krug, R.V. Aguilera). Acquisition as a Mechanism of Market Evolution: An Evolutionary Perspective on How Acquisition Creates Value. (A. Fortune). M& A Strategies in Mature and Declining Industries: Theoretical Perspectives and Implications. (J. Anand). In the Market for Firms, How Should a Firm Be Sold? (I. Arikan).