Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions stands out from the competition due to its focus on three key characteristics: studies from scholars in different countries, with different research questions, relying on different theoretical perspectives. Such a broad and inclusive approach to mergers and acquisitions is not easily replicated in academic journals, with much narrower mandates and metrics. The chapters published in this volume provide cutting edge ideas by leading scholars, and help to inform mergers and acquisitions research around the world.
Introduction; Cary L Cooper and Sydney Finkelstein Chapter 1. Reflecting on the Use of Ethnographic Methods in the Study of Mergers; Satu Teerikangas and Noelia-Sarah Reynolds Chapter 2. Does Company Performance Improves After M&A? A Literature Review; Joaquin Sanz BerrioaTegortua, Olga del Orden Olasagasti and Beatriz Palacios Florencio Chapter 3. Examination of Japanese Firms' Announcement of M&A Budgets: From the Perspective of Signaling Theory and Impression Management Theory; Katsuhiko Shimizu and Daisuke Uchida Chapter 4. Cross-border M&As in related & technology-intensive industries: Evidence on the dynamics of spatial distance, industry context, and completion likelihood of international takeovers; Elisa Labbas, Padma Rao Sahib and Trang Thu Doan Chapter 5. Bearers of (good) News: The Impact of Business News Reports on Acquirer Short-Term Performance; Jiachen Yang and Michel W. Lander Chapter 6. Acquisitions as Corporate Entrepreneurship; David R. King, Svante Schriber, Florian Bauer and Sina Amiri Chapter 7. Advancing Research on the Influences of Social Media on Human Resources in Mergers and Acquisitions; Ralph McKinney, Lawrence Shao, Dale Shao and Marjorie McInerney Chapter 8. Retention Strategies in M&A Processes - an Exploratory Case Study on Turnover During Mergers and Acquisitions in the German Software Industry; Theresa Goecke, Bjoern Michaelis and Lars Schweizer