Each collection of articles that makes up a volume of Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions paints a picture of contemporary research on this topic, and provides insight to what scholars around the world see as the “hot buttons” worthy of attention. This volume of Advances is no different. We have seven contributions from scholars in North America, Europe, and Asia, and there is considerable diversity among specific research questions to be sure. These papers collectively address acquisition strategy and acquisition integration, successful deals and unsuccessful ones, ownership structure and managerial structure, risk and return, knowledge preservation and knowledge transfer, building trust and cultivating emotions, and alliances and networks. This breadth of attention across the spectrum of research possibilities on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is remarkable in that it suggests both that this topic has morphed in recent years to encompass a broad array of issues that go far beyond what earlier generations of scholars concerned themselves with, and that there is still so much more to be learned about the processes and performance of M&A.
Cooper, C.L. and Finkelstein, S. (2006), "Introduction", Cooper, C.L. and Finkelstein, S. (Ed.) Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions (Advances in Mergers & Acquisitions, Vol. 5), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1479-361X(06)05009-5
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