The paper explores the impact of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) on technological performance. We posit that the post‐acquisition technological performance is positively related to the technological combination potential of the merging firms and to their ability to realize this potential. In turn, the combination potential depends on M&As motives aimed at complementing firms’ technological resources, whereas firms’ ability to realize their potential is significantly influenced by their prior experience in M&As and technology integration.
Valentini, G. and Chiara Di Guardo, M. (2004), "Design Combination Potential and Get it Done: An Analysis of the Drivers of Technological Performance in Mergers and Acquisitions", Management Research, Vol. 2 No. 3, pp. 271-281. https://doi.org/10.1108/15365430480000514
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