New integration strategies for post acquisition management

Angwin, Duncan and Meadows, Maureen (2015) New integration strategies for post acquisition management. Long Range Planning, 48 (4). pp. 235-251. ISSN 0024-6301

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The post-acquisition integration phase is widely recognized as critical to the M&A process. However post-acquisition typologies suffer from inadequate empirical support or lack of comprehensiveness. This empirical paper responds to calls for methodological pluralism in M&A research, and uses a mixed method to assess the robustness of a leading post-acquisition integration typology. Through multiple cluster analyses, different post-acquisition strategies are identified and qualitative techniques allow them to be further explored. This approach overcomes some limitations of single method research in M&A and results in a more robust, fine-grained and extended post-acquisition typology. It enables a more nuanced perspective on the coexistence of exploration and exploitation gains with implications for practitioners and researchers.

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Long Range Planning
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Date of Acceptance: 23/11/2013 24 month embargo This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Long Range Planning. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Long Range Planning, 48, 4, 2015 DOI: 10.1016/j.lrp.2014.04.001
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?? mergers and acquisitionspost acquisition integrationtypologypost acquisition managementbusiness, management and accounting(all)financestrategy and managementgeography, planning and developmentdiscipline-based research ??
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