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Time your strategies carefully: when to communicate strategic intentions during M&A

Angwin, Duncan; Meadows, Maureen and Yakis-Douglas, Basak (2013). Time your strategies carefully: when to communicate strategic intentions during M&A. In: British Academy of Management Conference Proceedings, 10-12 Sep 2013, Liverpool, UK.

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Abstract

In competitive strategy, timing advantages are often discussed in relation to first mover and fast follower advantages, innovation cycles, imitation speed, time-based competition and hyper-competition. There is also research on the value of signalling strategic commitment in gaining strategic advantage. However, there has been little discussion about the timing, and relevance, of strategic communications in different institutional contexts. When should strategy be communicated to the wider market, and do different institutional contexts affect the impact of these communications? This discussion paper examines the timing of voluntary communications during mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the US and the UK in order to determine whether there are any differences in competitive advantage to communications timing in these contexts and whether modifiers, including actors in organisational fields, can make a difference.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Authors
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Strategy and Marketing
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
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Item ID: 38737
Depositing User: Maureen Meadows
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2013 10:04
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 22:00
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38737
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