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Mergers & acquisitions research: A bibliometric study of top strategy and international business journals, 1980–2010

Published on Dec 1, 2014in Journal of Business Research4.03
· DOI :10.1016/j.jbusres.2014.03.015
Manuel Portugal Ferreira12
Estimated H-index: 12
(USP: University of São Paulo),
João Carvalho Santos4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Polytechnic Institute of Leiria)
+ 1 AuthorsNuno Rosa Reis5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Polytechnic Institute of Leiria)
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Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are important modes through which firms carry out their domestic and international strategies and have been noted as the CEOs favorite strategy. As a significant field of study, M&A-research has accumulated substantial knowledge. This bibliometric study examines the extant strategy and international business literature on M&As. Methodologically, we examined a sample of 334 articles published in sixteen leading management/business journals, during a 31year period — from 1980 to 2010. The results provide a global perspective of the field, identifying the works that have had the greater impact, the intellectual interconnections among authors and works, the main research traditions, or themes, delved upon on M&A-related research. Structural and longitudinal analyses reveal the changes in the intellectual structure of the field over time. A discussion on the accumulated knowledge and future research avenues concludes this paper.
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Published on Jul 18, 2017
Manuel Portugal Ferreira12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Polytechnic Institute of Leiria),
João Carvalho Santos4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Polytechnic Institute of Leiria)
+ 1 AuthorsFernando Ribeiro Serra9
Estimated H-index: 9
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Estimated H-index: 8
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Estimated H-index: 1
(UNU: United Nations University)
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Estimated H-index: 60
(UTD: University of Texas at Dallas)
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Manuel Portugal Ferreira12
Estimated H-index: 12
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Published on Sep 26, 2011
Manuel Portugal Ferreira12
Estimated H-index: 12
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Fernando Ribeiro Serra9
Estimated H-index: 9
(HSM),
Benny Kramer Costa5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Published on Jun 27, 2011
Manuel Portugal Ferreira12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Polytechnic Institute of Leiria)
Some scholars? imprint an academic discipline by their contribution to the manner in which we think and research, namely by putting forward novel concepts and insights. In this paper we examine the impact of Sumantra Ghoshal?s work on the study of subsidiaries and multinational enterprises and organizational formats for foreign operations. Specifically we perform a bibliometric study focused on Bartlett and Ghoshal?s well-known book ?Managing across borders: The transnational solution? to assess...
Published on Apr 1, 2011
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Estimated H-index: 15
(WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management),
Pascal Nevries1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 1 AuthorsMatthias Meyer10
Estimated H-index: 10
(TUHH: Hamburg University of Technology)
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Steven Globerman15
Estimated H-index: 15
(WWU: Western Washington University),
Mike W. Peng60
Estimated H-index: 60
(UTD: University of Texas at Dallas),
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Estimated H-index: 28
(SFU: Simon Fraser University)
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Estimated H-index: 11
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Estimated H-index: 16
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Estimated H-index: 5
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Estimated H-index: 8
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Estimated H-index: 7
(UniGe: University of Genoa),
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Estimated H-index: 3
(UniGe: University of Genoa)
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Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Chile)
+ 1 AuthorsCarolina Nicolás Alarcón (UST: University of Santo Tomas)
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Estimated H-index: 6
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Estimated H-index: 2
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