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Are mergers and acquisitions contagious?
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Marketing and Industrial Economics .
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Marketing and Industrial Economics .
2006 (English)In: Journal of Business Research, ISSN 0148-2963, E-ISSN 1873-7978, Vol. 59, no 12, 1267-1275 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In traditional literature on mergers and acquisitions (M&As), the reasons to merge or acquire are largely described as strategies of the merging or acquiring parties. This article suggests that M&As are contextually driven. Based on six case studies, the article pinpoints how M&As among customers lead to M&As among suppliers, and vice versa. The article launches the concept of parallel M&As to describe this phenomenon, and asks the following question: in what ways are M&As among customers and suppliers a driving force for M&As by the other party? Matching, dependence and keeping a power balance are found as key explanations for parallel M&As. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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2006. Vol. 59, no 12, 1267-1275 p.
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Acquisition, Customer, Merger, Motive, Supplier
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50085DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2006.09.015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-50085DiVA: diva2:270981
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2017-12-12

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