In this chapter, we examine the role of M&A (mergers and acquisitions) leadership by conducting a review of recent empirical studies on M&A leadership. Our aim is to provide an overview of the current state of knowledge concerning M&A leadership. More specifically, we examine how M&A leadership has been studied (i.e., study methods, data sources), where M&A leadership has been studied (i.e., geographic distribution, industries, level of analysis), which leadership M&A outcomes and M&A leadership perspectives have been examined, and finally, how M&A leadership influences post-M&A outcomes. This allows us to identify main areas of interest and provide suggestions for further research.
The authors would like to thank Kevin B. Lowe for his invaluable insights into the leadership literature.
Junni, P. and Sarala, R.M. (2014), "The Role of Leadership in Mergers and Acquisitions: A Review of Recent Empirical Studies", Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions (Advances in Mergers & Acquisitions, Vol. 13), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 181-200. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-361X20140000013007
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