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Drivers for a successful acquisition: The case of Jaguar Land Rover’s acquisition by Tata
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project Innovations and Entrepreneurship. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project Innovations and Entrepreneurship. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3863-1073
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project Innovations and Entrepreneurship. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4233-5138
2015 (English)In: Gerpisa colloquium, Paris (2015), 2015Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The automotive management literature stated that Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) was not successful under Ford ownership. Recent JLR‟s reports and automotive publications highlight that JLR has been successful under Tata ownership. Therefore, this paper aims to identify the various factors behind Tata-JLR‟s success by investigating the post-acquisition strategies adopted by Tata for JLR. This paper uses qualitative study primarily based on interviews with top management portfolio holders from Ford, JLR and Tata as well as industry experts to study the differences in post-acquisition strategies adopted by the two owners. The findings show that separation strategy, market expansion, and increased investments are the major drivers behind the success of Tata‟s acquisition. Time of the acquisition (2008) has come out as a surprising success factor in this research. The study reveals that Ford used organizational integration strategy, which limited the quality of decision making of JLR management team. On the other hand, Tata has implemented separation strategy and empowered decentralized decision making to JLR‟s managers. This study also brings out a comparison of level of task integration between Jaguar Land Rover and its owners with the help of patent analysis

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2015.
Keyword [en]
Mergers and Acquisitions; Jaguar Land Rover; Tata; Ford; Luxury Brand; Emerging Multinational Firms;
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121727OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-121727DiVA: diva2:858706
Conference
23rd International Colloquium of Gerpisa, Paris, France, 10-12 June 2015
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2015-10-03 Created: 2015-10-03 Last updated: 2015-10-07

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