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Published on Apr 1, 2017in Strategic Management Journal5.57
Zhi Huang5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UK: University of Kentucky),
Hong Susan Zhu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(PKU: Peking University),
Daniel J. Brass34
Estimated H-index: 34
(UK: University of Kentucky)
Inconclusive findings about the effect of national cultural differences on post-acquisition performance may be created by the failure to distinguish among the different cultural dimensions and the asymmetry of cultural differences. To demonstrate a different approach, this study focuses on one dimension of national cultural values — power distance value (PDV) and develops a framework for the asymmetric effect of PDV differences in creating two types of conflicts. The analysis of 2,115 cross-bord...
Duncan Angwin13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Oxford Brookes University),
Kamel Mellahi30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Warw.: University of Warwick)
+ 1 AuthorsEmmanuel Peter2
Estimated H-index: 2
Communication is generally viewed as a critical component in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) performance, yet surprisingly little research has examined the link between different communication approaches and M&A outcomes. This paper provides a systematic empirical study to evaluate the link between communication approaches and M&As outcome. Specifically, a typology is created to examine interaction between the process and content of communication and M&A outcomes, in terms of employee commitment ...
Published on Oct 1, 2016in Strategic Management Journal5.57
Olivier Bertrand16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Skema Business School),
Marie-Ann Betschinger3
Estimated H-index: 3
(HSE: National Research University – Higher School of Economics),
Alexander Settles4
Estimated H-index: 4
(RU: Rutgers University)
Research summary: In the context of economic nationalism, we investigate the relevance of political affinity between countries to the initial acquisition premium offered in cross-border acquisitions. Political affinity is defined as the similarity of national interests in global affairs. We argue that political affinity affects how foreign acquirers anticipate their bargaining position in their negotiations with domestic target firms. With decreasing political affinity, the host government becom...
Published on Aug 1, 2016in Academy of Management Perspectives3.86
R. Michael Holmes11
Estimated H-index: 11
(FSU: Florida State University),
Shaker A. Zahra84
Estimated H-index: 84
(UMN: University of Minnesota)
+ 2 AuthorsTrey Sutton3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UR: University of Richmond)
Technology policy influences the incentives and opportunities firms have to innovate and adapt to changing environments and thus has important implications for strategy and entrepreneurship. However, to date, strategy and entrepreneurship scholars have paid insufficient attention to technology policy. We underscore the importance of two dimensions of technology policy: (1) state funding for research and (2) state protection of intellectual property (IP). We then illustrate how interactions betwe...
Published on Jun 1, 2016in Journal of World Business5.79
Ru-Shiun Liou3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Texas A&M University–Central Texas),
Mike Chen-ho Chao7
Estimated H-index: 7
(WPUNJ: William Paterson University),
M. Yang20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Adelphi University)
The current study contributes to the institution-based view of internationalization that is contingent upon the home country development. We examine the differential effects of formal and informal institutions on emerging market multinational corporations’ (EMNCs) ownership strategies. Facing a large informal institutional distance that represents diverse cultural beliefs, EMNCs opt for a low ownership position that alleviates legitimacy threat, whereas a large formal institutional distance lead...
Published on Apr 11, 2016in International Marketing Review3.45
Dario Miočević6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Split)
Purpose – During their process of going international, small and medium-sized manufacturing firms seek to establish long-term relationships with key importers in order to minimize the risks of doing business in a foreign market. In the process of establishing long-term relationships, exporters aim to create relational capital with key importers. Yet, the body of international marketing literature that addresses the importance of relational capital in exporter-importer (E-I) relationships is stil...
Published on Apr 1, 2016in Academy of Management Journal7.19
Gerard H. Gaynor45
Estimated H-index: 45
(Singapore Management University),
Christopher Corbishley2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Imperial College London)
+ 2 AuthorsLaszlo Tihanyi32
Estimated H-index: 32
(A&M: Texas A&M University)
Published on Dec 1, 2015in Journal of International Business Studies7.72
John Luiz18
Estimated H-index: 18
(UCT: University of Cape Town)
We introduce a measure called ethno-linguistic fractionalization (ELF), which captures the ethnic and/or linguistic diversity in a country and examine its implications on existing cultural measures. Not only do high levels of fractionalization affect the use of statistical means to account for cultural distance (CD), we show that it is not constant and therefore the dynamics of change need to be addressed. We pursue the study of the dynamics and potential endogeneity through an in-depth case stu...
Published on Dec 1, 2015in International Business Review3.64
Ben L. Kedia22
Estimated H-index: 22
(U of M: University of Memphis),
Tsvetomira Bilgili1
Estimated H-index: 1
(U of M: University of Memphis)
The share of equity foreign acquirers obtain in targets is relevant to important aspects of firm strategy. Drawing on institutional theory, we examine the impact of regulatory institutional distance on foreign investors’ choice of percentage of shares acquired in targets in the transition post-Soviet economies of the Caucasus and Central Asia. In addition, we explore the moderating role of historical ties between the acquirer and target nations on the proposed relationship. Our sample consists o...
Published on Apr 3, 2015
Ronald Klingebiel4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Frankfurt School of Finance & Management),
Christian Stadler14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Warw.: University of Warwick)
This editorial complements Michael Mol and Kamel Mellahi's commentary on promising research directions by taking a look at opportunities and pitfalls in empirical research in and about Africa. It highlights some interesting examples of data sources that carry the potential to further theory of strategic management in general, an objective central to the proliferation of African empirics in mainstream theory journals. The Africa researcher has to, at least initially, jump through a number of extr...
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