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Are mergers and acquisitions contagious?
Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2632-6378
Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
2006 (English)In: Journal of Business Research, ISSN 0148-2963, E-ISSN 1873-7978, Vol. 59, no 12, 1267-1275 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In traditional literature on mergers and acquisitions (M&As), the reasons to merge or acquire are largely described as strategies of the merging or acquiring parties. This article suggests that M&As are contextually driven. Based on six case studies, the article pinpoints how M&As among customers lead to M&As among suppliers, and vice versa. The article launches the concept of parallel M&As to describe this phenomenon, and asks the following question: in what ways are M&As among customers and suppliers a driving force for M&As by the other party? Matching, dependence and keeping a power balance are found as key explanations for parallel M&As.

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2006. Vol. 59, no 12, 1267-1275 p.
Keyword [en]
Merger; Acquisition; Motive; Customer; Supplier
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Business Administration
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Business Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-37943DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2006.09.015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-37943DiVA: diva2:760528
Available from: 2014-11-04 Created: 2014-10-23 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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