Attributional tendencies in cultural explanations of M&A performance

Vaara, Eero and Junni, Paulina and Sarala, Riikka M. and Ehrnrooth, Mats and Koveshnikov, Alexei (2014) Attributional tendencies in cultural explanations of M&A performance. Strategic Management Journal, 35 (9). pp. 1302-1317. ISSN 0143-2095

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This paper focuses on managers' attributions of M&A performance. Our analysis indicates that there is a linear association between performance and attributions to cultural differences, which is moderated by prior experience. Furthermore, our results suggest that there is a curvilinear association between performance and attributions to managers' actions, but we found no support for the moderating effect of experience for this association. By substantiating these attributional tendencies, our results contribute to research on M&As and studies on attribution more generally. In particular, our study helps to put cultural differences in perspective and cautions researchers and practitioners alike to avoid simplistic explanations of M&A performance.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Strategic Management Journal
Uncontrolled Keywords:
/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1400/1408
Subjects:
ID Code:
68350
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
24 Jan 2014 05:54
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
Published
Last Modified:
20 May 2020 03:16