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Outcomes of international telecommunications acquisitions: analysis of four cases with implications for acquisitions theory

Author: Capron, Laurence ; Mitchell, WillINSEAD Area: StrategyIn: European Management Journal, vol. 15, no. 3, June 1997 Language: EnglishDescription: p. 237-251.Type of document: INSEAD ArticleNote: Please ask the Library for this articleAbstract: L. Capron and W. Michell summarise cross-border telecommunications acquisition activity in the US and Europe during the past decade and report a detailed survey of four cross-border horizontal acquisitions that occured in the telecommunications equipment manufacturing sector between 1988 and 1992. They discuss the context, post-acquisition activities, and outcomes of the four acquisitions. They conclude that the results provide much stronger support for strategic reconfiguration and production efficiency explanations for horizontal acquisitions than they do for market power, target mismanagement, or resource appropriation explanations
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L. Capron and W. Michell summarise cross-border telecommunications acquisition activity in the US and Europe during the past decade and report a detailed survey of four cross-border horizontal acquisitions that occured in the telecommunications equipment manufacturing sector between 1988 and 1992. They discuss the context, post-acquisition activities, and outcomes of the four acquisitions. They conclude that the results provide much stronger support for strategic reconfiguration and production efficiency explanations for horizontal acquisitions than they do for market power, target mismanagement, or resource appropriation explanations

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