1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Mergers and Acquisitions

Edited By Annette Risberg, David R. King, Olimpia Meglio Copyright 2016
    420 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    420 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are events that attract considerable interest from academics and practitioners, and much research has been conducted into their impact on individuals, organizations and societies. Yet, despite all the existing research and the varied theoretical and methodological approaches employed, there remains more to learn about M&As.

    The Routledge Companion to Mergers and Acquisitions takes a detailed look at this multifacted subject using a novel framework of four domains – substantive issues, contextual issues, methodological issues and conceptual issues. Drawing on the expertise of its international team of contributors, the volume surveys the state of the field, including emerging and cutting-edge areas such as social network analysis and corporate branding.

    This Companion will be a rich resource for students, researchers and practitioners involved in the study of M&As, and organizational and strategic studies more widely.

    Part I: Substantive Domain of M&A Research  1. Acquisitions as an Instrument of Organizational Adaptation through Innovation (Jennifer C. Sexton)  2. Acquisitions as an Adaptation Strategy (Christina Öberg)  3. A Framework of HR Enablers for Successful M&A Integration: A Study of Three Transactions (Mahima Thakur and Anjali Bansal)  4. Acquire or get Acquired: Defensive Acquisitions in Medium-sized Family Firms (Pankaj C. Patel and David R. King)  5. Opening the Black Box of Acquisition Capabilities (Niina Nummela and Mélanie Hassett) P art II: Contextual Domain of M&A Research  6. Assessing the Effects of the Network of Strategic Alliances on M&A Decisions: Some Empirical Evidence from the US semiconductor industry (Marco Testoni, Stefano Breschi and Giovanni Valentini)  7. Chinese and Indian M&As in Europe: the Relationship between Motive and Ownership Choice (Lucia Piscitello, Roberta Rabellotti and Vittoria Giada Scalera)  8. Engaged Employees in M&A- Illusion or Opportunity? (Satu Teerikangas and Liisa Välikangas)  9. M&A and the Firm’s Corporate Development Portfolio: A call for Research Integration (Laurence Capron)  10. The Acquisition Performance Game – a Stakeholder Approach (Olimpia Meglio)  11. Leadership, Power and Collaboration in International Mergers and Acquisitions: Conflict and Resolution (Kathleen ParkPart III: Methodological Domain of M&A Research  12. Reflecting on the Use of Mixed Methods in M&A Studies (David P. Kroon and Audrey Rouzies)  13. Event-Study Methodology in the Context of M&As: A Reorientation (Joseph S. Harrison and Mario Schijven)  14. Institutional Ethnography: An Alternative Way to Study M&As (Rebecca Lund and Janne Tienari)  15. Merging Networks: Contributions and Challenges of Social Network Analysis to Study Mergers and Acquisitions (Nicola Mirc)  16. Qualitative and longitudinal studies of mergers and acquisitions: A reflection of methods in use (Annette RisbergPart IV: The Conceptual domain of M&A Research  17. Merger & Acquisitions as Multitude of Processes: A Review of Qualitative Research (Michael Grant, Lars Frimanson and Fredrik Nilsson)  18. Antecedents of Anticipatory Justice among Acquired Firm Employees (Kaitlyn DeGhetto, Sangbum Ro, Bruce T. Lamont and Annette L. Ranft)  19. Toward a Competitive Dynamics Perspective on Value Potential in M&A (Svante Schriber)  20. A literature review and a suggestive future research agenda on speed of integration in M&A: Taking stock of what we know (Florian Bauer)  21. Causes and Consequences of Different Types of Identity Threat: Perceived Legitimacy of Decisions in M&As (Anna A. Lupina-Wegener, Güldem Karamustafa and Susan C. Schneider)  22. Branding in Mergers and Acquisitions: Current Research and Contingent Research Questions (Marcella Rothermel and Florian A. BauerConclusion: 23. Deconstructing M&A Research - Paradigm Progress (Amy L. Pablo)


    Annette Risberg is Associate Professor at the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

    David R. King is Associate Professor at Iowa State University, USA.

    Olimpia Meglio is Associate Professor at University of Sannio, Italy.