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Handbook of Research on Mergers and Acquisitions

Edited by Yaakov Weber, Chair, Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, School of Business Administration, College of Management, Israel
For the last four decades, researchers in various disciplines have been trying to explain the enduring paradox of the growing activity and volume of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) versus the high failure rate of M&A. This Handbook will stimulate scholars to focus on new research directions.
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Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 84844 956 5
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Publication Date: 2014
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For the last four decades, researchers in various disciplines have been trying to explain the enduring paradox of the growing activity and volume of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) versus the high failure rate of M&A. This Handbook will stimulate scholars to focus on new research directions.

The contributors explore how underlying concepts and methodologies can make an important contribution towards understanding M&A and their performance. This authoritative volume presents research that incorporates multidisciplinary, multi-level, multi-stage and cross-cultural models and analyses, and also focuses on such issues as process-content, knowledge transfer, due diligence, performance measures, communication, trust, grief, integration approaches, individual values, change management, and consulting.

Scholars interested in research on strategy as well as Masters and PhD students on mergers and acquisitions courses will find much of value in this compilation.
Contributors: M.F. Ahammad, N.M. Ashkanasy, Z. Bachar-Rozen, L. Bengtsson, K.M. Ellis, K.W. Glaister, P.-G. Hourquet, P. Junni, M.H. Kavanagh, B.T. Lamont, R. Larsson, M.L. Marks, O. Meglio, E. Metais, P.H. Mirvis, A.L. Ranft, T.H. Reus, A. Risberg, R.M. Sarala, A.-M. Søderberg, G.K. Stahl, S.Y. Tarba, E. Vaara, P. Very, Y. Weber
Contents:

Introduction
Yaakov Weber

PART I: NEW MODELS AND EMPIRICAL FINDINGS ON CONNECTIONS BETWEEN M&A STAGES
1. The Role of Trust in Mergers and Acquisitions: A Conceptual Framework and Empirical Evidence
Günter K. Stahl

2. Integration of International Mergers and Acquisitions: Test of a New Paradigm
Yaakov Weber, Shlomo Yedidia Tarba, Günter K. Stahl and Ziva Bachar-Rozen

PART II: RESEARCH AGENDA AND THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENT ON CONNECTION BETWEEN M&A STAGES AND CONTEXT VARIABLES
3. A Research Agenda to Increase Merger and Acquisition Success
Mitchell Lee Marks and Philip H. Mirvis

4. Placing Process Factors Along with Contextual Factors in Merger and Acquisition Research
Taco H. Reus, Kimberley M. Ellis, Bruce T. Lamont and Annette L. Ranft

5. The Dynamics of Knowledge Transfer in Mergers and Acquisitions
Paulina Junni, Riikka M. Sarala and Eero Vaara

PART III: METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN M&A RESEARCH
6. Merger and Acquisition Outcomes – Is it Meaningful to Talk About High Failure Rates?
Annette Risberg and Olimpia Meglio

7. Researching Mergers and Acquisitions with the Case Study Method: Idiographic Understanding of Longitudinal Integration Processes
Lars Bengtsson and Rikard Larsson

8. Individual Values and Organizational Culture During a Merger: Immovable Objects or Shifting Sands?
Marie H. Kavanagh and Neal M. Ashkanasy

PART IV: NEW AND UNDER-EXPLORED CONTEXT AND PROCESS VARIABLES IN VARIOUS M&A STAGES
9. Facilitating Mergers through Management and Organization of Communication: An Analysis of Strategic Communication in a Cross-Border Merger
Anne-Marie Søderberg

10. Determinants of Top Management Retention in Cross Border Acquisitions
Mohammad Faisal Ahammad, Keith W. Glaister, Yaakov Weber and Shlomo Yedidia Tarba

11. Grief and the Management of Mergers and Acquisitions
Philippe Very, Emmanuel Metais and Pierre-Guy Hourquet

Index