Merger and acquisition typologies:a review

Angwin, Duncan Neil (2012) Merger and acquisition typologies:a review. In: The handbook of mergers and acquisitions. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 40-70. ISBN 9780199601462

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Typologies are in abundance in the Mergers and Acquisitions (‘M&A’) literature and many are common currency amongst practitioners and academics alike. To date however they appear to have achieved a degree of uncritical acceptance. This may have negative consequences for deal doers and those seeking to build strong academic foundations for M&A research. Consequently there is need for critical appraisal of M&A typologies in order to re-root this research stream. This chapter provides an extensive review, comparison and critique of many prominent typologies in the M&A literature in order to identify the status of these frameworks and to highlight where further refinement and testing is necessary. This is the first critical review of typologies in the M&A field and aims to assess their role in making sense of this complex area.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/aacsb/disciplinebasedresearch
ID Code: 79466
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 13 May 2016 15:24
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Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 10:41

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