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Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions Vol: 1

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20 Dec 2000
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
284 pages - 156 x 234 x 17mm
Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions


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.  

In light of the enormous sums being invested in growth-via-acquisition strategies, as well as ‘survival through merger’ strategic decisions, academic research on mergers and acquisitions has never been more important. The current worldwide recession and enormous difficulties experienced by many companies throughout the globe have resulted in greater consolidation and mergers in a variety of sectors. With these widespread mergers, joint ventures and re-alignments, it is not surprising that academic research on mergers and acquisitions has been similarly robust. Each collection of articles that makes up a volume of Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions paints a picture of contemporary research on this topic. Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions brings together a series of articles from academics around the world with the expressed purpose of enhancing our knowledge of the entire M&A process, from strategic analysis to integration. 

Key Benefits 
By bringing together a collection of papers by scholars from different disciplines, with different research agendas, and hailing from a variety of countries yet all of whom are tackling the same general phenomenon, this series offers something that cannot be easily replicated in other forums. Integrative and expansive in its choice of research questions and theoretical underpinnings Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions offers a unique perspective on this diffuse topic that helps scholars think about mergers and acquisitions in new ways, building the knowledge base on this critical topic.  

Key Audiences 
The series provides a diverse explanation of topics and methods provided by scholars from around the world, and is essential reading for all academics, researchers and practitioners involved in the areas of mergers and acquisitions. 

The Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions series comprises of leading international scholars from a range of disciplines exploring the economic, financial, strategic or organizational behaviour aspects of mergers and acquisitions. A diversity of disciplines, perspectives, countries, topics, issues, methodologies and research questions are represented in each volume. The series explores a wide range of topical issues, from employees’ attitudes toward post-merger integration, to ‘culture fit’, to transitional governance arrangements, to the effects of complexity and post-merger/post-acquisition integration. Coverage includes, but is not restricted to:
  • Strategy 
  • Organizational integration 
  • Culture 
  • Leadership 
  • Financial analysis 
  • Human resource planning
Introduction (C. Cooper, A. Gregory). The post merger performance puzzle (A. Agrawal, J.F. Jaffe). The influence of cultural compatibility within cross-border acquisitions: a review (R. Schoenberg). Integrating mergers and acquisitions: an international reseearch review (D.M. Schweiger, P.K. Goulet). Takeovers as a disclipinary mechanism? (R. Limmack). Corporate governance, corporate control and takeovers (S. Sudarsanam). Acquisition strategy and target resistance: a theory of countervailing effects of pre-merger bidding and post-merger integration (J. Harrison et al.). Managerial ownership and risk-reducing acquisitions (J. Doukas, M. Holmen). Mergers between professional service firms: exploring an undirected process of integration (L. Empson). Tales of trial and triumph: a narratological perspective on international acquisition (M.C. Gertsen, A.-M. Soderberg).

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