liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Mergers, MNES and innovation - The need for new research approaches
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project management, Innovations and Entrepreneurship .ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4233-5138
2003 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, Vol. 19, no 2, 173-191 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A merger wave on an unprecedented scale has recently been sweeping through the Western world. Many studies have demonstrated the unimpressive economic outcome of most mergers. This article argues that an important reason for disappointing long-term performance is the underestimated difficulties of integrating idiosyncratic technologies in unified product platforms. Instead of focusing on new product development, engineers and designers are drawn into lengthy harmonisation issues. An expanded research agenda is proposed, including the role of special interests in driving merger proposals, the impact of mergers on engineering creativity and innovation, and the identification of industries in which firm trajectories of scale and size, ultimately ending in mergers can be compared with the alternative dynamics of de-mergers, knowledge-based networks and research-based start-ups. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 19, no 2, 173-191 p.
Keyword [en]
Cross-border, Innovation, Merger makers, Merger motives, Merger performance, Mergers & acquisitions
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46602DOI: 10.1016/S0956-5221(01)00043-4OAI: diva2:267498
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2014-05-12

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Berggren, Christian
By organisation
The Institute of TechnologyProject management, Innovations and Entrepreneurship
In the same journal
Scandinavian Journal of Management
Engineering and Technology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 55 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link