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Mergers and Acquisitions

Duncan Angwin (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-2239-9
480 pages
August 2007
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This highly topical book provides a multi-disciplinary perspective, ranging from finance to psychology, on the subject of mergers and acquisitions.

  • Each chapter introduces key frameworks that relate to a particular perspective and incorporates case studies where these frameworks can be used for interpretive and diagnostic purposes
  • Invites readers to apply the frameworks as maps or tools for analyzing their own organizational experiences via a series of general discussion questions.
  • Seeks to develop its perspective by offering analytical insights into actual experiences of mergers and acquisitions in different global contexts, successful and unsuccessful, presenting new empirically based evidence to support the arguments
  • Drawn from around the world, each author is a leading exponent in his or her perspective on mergers and acquisitions

Part of the Images of Business Strategy Series which interrogates conventional categories in today’s fast-changing business world. By applying new perspectives, books in the series redefine established territories and extend our view of important business phenomena. Select international contributions to each volume are integrated by the Editor to provide a richer insight into the business landscape and open up new conceptual horizons.

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Notes on Contributors.

Preface.

Part I: Overview.

1. Horizons of M&A: Duncan Angwin (University of Warwick).

Part II: Dimension 1.

2. M&A as success: Mark Whittington (University of Aberdeen) and Ken Bates (University of Warwick).

3. M&A as illusion? Chris Smith (University of Adelaide).

4. M&A as imperialism? Simon Collinson (University of Warwick).

5. M&A as warspeak? Stephen Cummings (Victoria University of Wellington) and Sally Riad.

6. M&A as power : Glenn Morgan (University of Warwick).

7. M&A as risk: Matthew Checkley (University of Warwick).

Part III: Dimension 2.

8. M&A as knowledge: Laura Empson (Said Business School, University of Oxford).

9. M&A as stereotypes: Eero Vaara (Helsinki School of Economic & Business Administration) and Janne Tienari (Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland).

10. M&A as boundaries: Derek O’Bryne (Waterford Institute).

11. M&A as linkage: David Schweiger (University of South Carolina), Erin Mitchell, Justin Scott, Caroline Brown.

12. M&A as monitoring: Philippe Very (EDHEC) and Stephen Gates (The Conference Board).

13. M&A as practice: Duncan Angwin (University of Warwick).

Part IV: Dimension intersect?.

14. M&A: a time: Duncan Angwin (University of Warwick) and Scott Dacko (University of Warwick).

15. M&A: a review: Duncan Angwin (University of Warwick).

Appendix A: At What Price Should Tesco Buy Greggs? Mark Whittington (University of Aberdeen) and Ken Bates (University of Warwick).

Glossary.

References.

Index

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Duncan Angwin is associate professor in strategic management at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, where he has won several awards for teaching excellence and research publications. He is also associate fellow at Saϊd Business School, Oxford, visiting professor at ENPC, Paris, and lectures for Georgetown University, USA. He is Associate Chair for Strategy and Practice at the Strategic Management Society and maintains close links with industry.
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  • Provides a multi-disciplinary perspective, ranging from finance to psychology, on the subject of mergers and acquisitions

  • Each chapter introduces key frameworks that relate to a particular perspective and incorporates case studies where these frameworks can be used for interpretive and diagnostic purposes

  • Invites readers to apply the frameworks as maps or tools for analysing their own organisational experiences via a series of general discussion questions

  • Seeks to develop its perspective by offering analytical insights into actual experiences of mergers and acquisitions in different global contexts, successful and unsuccessful, presenting new empirically based evidence to support the arguments

  • Drawn from around the world, each author is a leading exponent in his or her perspective on mergers and acquisitions
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"This book is unique in its approach to M&A. Rather than simply falling into one of the established, academic M&A "schools" such as strategy or finance, it breaks ground on a new school – the practitioner school." Henry W. Lane, Northeastern University
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