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Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A): a process perspective

Published on March 31, 2015   27 min

Other Talks in the Category: Global Business Management

Hi. My name is Mehdi Safavi, and I am an early career fellow in strategy and international business at the University of Edinburgh Business School. In this talk, I will take you through a short tour on the topic of integrated business ventures, namely Mergers and Acquisitions, or M&A, while introducing to you the process perspective in mergers and acquisitions research, which initiated by Haspeslagh, Jemison and Sitkin in early '90s.
As you can see in the talk's agenda, I will spend a few minutes first to define mergers and acquisitions briefly, providing few examples. Then I take you through various corporate strategies in line with conducting mergers and acquisitions. Then I'll list the general advantages and disadvantages of mergers and acquisitions deals. Provided a brief basic understanding, I then focus on the main task of this talk, which is to provide an overview to the process perspective in integrative ventures. Based on these, I then discuss the potential benefits of mergers and acquisitions and highlight the role of integration in the success or failure of these integrative ventures. Based on Haspeslagh and Jemison's work, I then provide you with various integration approaches and an example from my own research, hopefully for a better understanding of the phenomenon.

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A): a process perspective

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