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The Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions

David Faulkner, Satu Teerikangas, and Richard J. Joseph


Despite decades of practice and research, many mergers and acquisitions (M&A) findings remain contested and inconclusive. M&A scholars have voiced concern about this state of affairs, and have lamented the lack of integrative perspectives and theories on M&A. This book argues that the field is in need of ‘re-rooting’. The book stresses the need to reconcile the strategic, financial, and sociocultural aspects of M&A. To break the silo mentality through which scholars have traditionally approached the study of M&A, the book presents a three-dimensional model of M&A management, founded on the str ... More

Keywords: mergers and acquisitions, finance, strategy, management, integration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199601462
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601462.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Faulkner, editor
Dean of Magna Carta College, Oxford

Satu Teerikangas, editor
Lecturer, University College London

Richard J. Joseph, editor
Provost, Hult International Business School, Boston

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Chapter 1 Introduction

David Faulkner, Satu Teerikangas, and Richard J. Joseph

Part I A Strategic Lens For M&A

Chapter 2 A Review of the Merger and Acquisition wave Literature

Kalin Kolev, Jerayr Haleblian, and Gerry Mcnamara

Chapter 4 Creating Value Through Mergers and Acquisitions

Michael A. Hitt, David King, Hema Krishnan, Marianna Makri, mario schijven, Katsuhiko Shimizu, and Hong Zhu

Chapter 6 Acquisitions, Acquisition Programs, and Acquisition Capabilities

thomas keil, tomi laamanen, and aino mäkisalo1

Part II A Financial Lens for M&A

Chapter 7 Pre-deal Management

brendan mcsweeney and elina happonen

Chapter 9 Structuring the Transaction

richard j. joseph and bill ryan

Part III A Sociocultural Lens for M&A

Chapter 14 Post-Deal Integration

Satu Teerikangas andRichard J. Joseph

Chapter 16 Culture in Mergers and Acquisitions

Satu Teerikangas and Philippe Véry

Chapter 17 Country Cultural Differences in Acquisition Management1

David Faulkner, Robert Pitkethly, and john Child

Chapter 19 A Social Identity Analysis of Mergers and Acquisitions

Steffen R. Giessner, Johannes Ullrich, and Rolf van Dick

Part IV A Sectorial Lens for M&A

Chapter 24 Mergers Between Professional Service Firms

nicholas c. fairclough and samantha fairclough

Chapter 25 Examining Resource and Expectational Ambiguity in Technology M&A Integration

annette l. ranft, adelaide wilcox king, and jennifer c. sexton

Part V Synthesis

Chapter 27 Mergers and Acquisitions

satu teerikangas, richard j. joseph, and david faulkner