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 Alliances to Acquisitions: a road map to advance the field of strategic management; Rimi Zakaria and Omer F. Genc Chapter 2 Pre-M&A "Leadership"?: might behavioral due diligence assessment be the answer?; Judith Gebhardt Chapter 3 The Decision to Retain and Reduce Human Resources in Mergers and Acquisitions; Ralph E. McKinney Jr, Lawrence P. Shao, Dale H. Shao and Marjorie L. McInerney Chapter 4 Strategic Investment Appraisal: multidisciplinary perspectives; Fadi Alkaraan Chapter 5 Can SPACs Ensure M&A Success?; Kamal Ghosh Ray and Sangita Ghosh Ray Chapter 6 Mergers and Acquisitions Revisited: the role of business model relatedness; Timo Sohl and Govert Vroom Chapter 7 Training During Transitions: the context of a developing economy; Anjali Bansal Chapter 8 Dissecting Post-Merger Integration Risk: the PMI risk framework; Terrill L. Frantz Chapter 9 Getting Beyond Culture Clashes: a process model of post-merger order negotiation; Muriel Mignerat and Katty Marmenout Chapter 10 A Stakeholder Framework for Evaluating the Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions; David J. Burns & Nick Collett