Mergers and Acquisitions, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Vol: 15

Yaakov Weber
College of Management Academic Studies, Israel

Shlomo Yedidia Tarba
The University of Sheffield, UK

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24 Oct 2016
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
192 pages - 152 x 229 x 24mm
Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Competitive Strategy


This volume of Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Competitive Strategy is devoted to research aimed at understanding success and failure factors of mergers and acquisitions in entrepreneurial firms. Research topics offer insights into the relationships of performance factors in all stage of M&As, such as planning, negotiation and post-merger integration. Contributions are multidisciplinary and cross-cultural, and tackle key issues from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives.
1. Entrepreneurial Integration Skills: Knowing What You Acquire to Integrate It - Florian Bauer, Svante Schriber, David R. King and Borislav Uzelac 2. Acquisitions and Open Innovation - A Literature Review and Extension - Christina O¨ Berg 3. Managerial Retention in Cross-border Acquisitions: Examining Institutional Influence - Richard A. Devine, Katia De Melo Galdino and Bruce T. Lamont 4. Strategic Media Venturing: Private Equity Investments as a Strategic Tool for Media Firms - Tim C. Hasenpusch and Sabine Baumann 5. Effectuation Spectra in Chinese High-Tech Entrepreneurship: Domain-specific Logic Orientations and Cross-border M&A - Yipeng Liu and Andrew Isaak 6. Why Good Things May Not Happen in Knowledge-Intensive Acquisitions: The Neglect of Acquired Firm’s Customers - William Y. Degbey
Edited by Yaakov Weber, Department of Academic Studies, School of Business Administration, the College of Management, Rishon Lezion, Israel Shlomo Y. Tarba, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Business, management, and economics scholars from Europe, the US, and Israel provide six essays on factors involved in the success and failure of mergers and acquisitions in entrepreneurial firms, such as post-acquisition integration; open innovation; managerial retention; corporate venture capital units in media firms; entrepreneurial effectuation, domain-specific expertise, and perceived ambiguity in decision making; and factors that may lead to value leakage or destruction for acquirers of knowledge-intensive firms. Distributed in North America by Turpin Distribution.

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