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Lessons learnt from repeated acquisitions
Lund University, Lund, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2632-6378
2011 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper describes and discusses learning in repeated acquisitions of innovative firms. Researchers have pointed to how companies may improve performance through conducting repeated acquisitions, while they have not previously focused on repeated acquisitions of innovative firms. Findings of this present study are summarised in five learning: forming a professional organisation that deals with acquisitions, acquiring present innovations rather than innovative capabilities, acquiring ready-for-market innovations, keeping the innovator and disbanding from him/her, and the slow process of integration. These all relate to decreasing risks, while also decreasing expectations on acquisitions' capacity of providing new business directions. The paper contributes to research on acquisitions of innovative firms through discussing performance improvements and what expectations to place on acquisitions. It also contributes to the learning literature through providing a case illustration on a company that changed its acquisition strategy based on knowledge accumulated through previous ones.

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2011.
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-37983ISBN: 978-952-265-092-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-37983DiVA: diva2:760601
Conference
XXII ISPIM Conference, June 12-15, 2011, Hamburg, Germany
Available from: 2014-11-04 Created: 2014-10-23 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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