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Strategies for M&As: when is acquisition the right mode to grow?

Strategies for M&As: when is acquisition the right mode to grow? This paper examines the conditions under which an acquisition makes sense compared with alternative modes of resource-sourcing such as internal development, licensing and alliances. Drawing on the transaction costs economics and capability views, it presents governance and knowledge reasons for choosing an acquisition over alternative modes of sourcing. While firms may have preferences for using M&A over alternatives, it is important to review and balance carefully the different resource-sourcing modes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Accounting and Business Research Taylor & Francis

Strategies for M&As: when is acquisition the right mode to grow?

Accounting and Business Research , Volume 46 (5): 10 – Jul 28, 2016
10 pages

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN
2159-4260
eISSN
0001-4788
DOI
10.1080/00014788.2016.1182705
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Abstract

This paper examines the conditions under which an acquisition makes sense compared with alternative modes of resource-sourcing such as internal development, licensing and alliances. Drawing on the transaction costs economics and capability views, it presents governance and knowledge reasons for choosing an acquisition over alternative modes of sourcing. While firms may have preferences for using M&A over alternatives, it is important to review and balance carefully the different resource-sourcing modes.

Journal

Accounting and Business ResearchTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 28, 2016

Keywords: mergers and acquisitions; resource-sourcing mode; build borrow buy framework

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