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New Integration Strategies for Post-Acquisition Management

Angwin, Duncan N. and Meadows, Maureen (2015). New Integration Strategies for Post-Acquisition Management. Long Range Planning, 48(4) pp. 235–251.

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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 imitations of single method research in M&A and results in a more robust, fine-grained and extended postacquisition typology. It enables a more nuanced perspective on the coexistence of exploration and exploitation gains with implications for practitioners and researchers.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 Elsevier
ISSN: 0024-6301
Keywords: Acquisition; Diversification; Exploitation; Exploration; Post-Acquisition Integration; Mixed Method; Typologies
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)
Item ID: 46023
Depositing User: Maureen Meadows
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2016 13:03
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2019 17:23
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