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Experience and Learning in Corporate Acquisitions

Theoretical Approaches, Research Themes and Implications

Authors: Galavotti, Ilaria

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  • Provides a thematic and methodological analysis
  • Offers implications for further research and a proposed evolution for a theory of learning in organisations
  • Enables readers to navigate through the large body of literature on experience and learning in M&As
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About this book

This book analyses mergers and acquisitions within the broader framework of strategic decisions. Existing studies on corporate acquisitions have produced a variegated and inconclusive spectrum of findings on the strategic mechanisms that contribute to value creation. By building on the widespread recognition that firms substantially differ in their ability to carry out successful acquisitions, this book focuses on the diverse effects of experiential learning. A unique systematic literature review is provided, which thematically highlights the connections between various streams of research. The author aims to systematise our knowledge on experience and learning dynamics in corporate acquisitions, providing a detailed analysis of conceptual implications and presenting potential avenues for future exploration.


About the authors

Ilaria Galavotti is a Postdoctoral researcher in Management at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy. Her research focuses on corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, organisational learning, and the role of firm experience. She has published articles in refereed journals and regularly presents her research at international academic meetings.


Reviews

“For scholars wanting to understand organisational learning, especially in the context of corporate acquisitions, Ilaria Galavotti has written an outstanding comprehensive guide that spans strategic decision-making and learning literatures to examine acquisition value creation as part of corporate strategy. She nicely details the literatures of acquisition experience and acquisition learning, which includes methodological approaches. Accordingly, her book becomes a ‘must read’ for scholars wanting to fully understand research in this important area.” (Jerayr John Haleblian, Associate Professor, University of California-Riverside, and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Georgia, USA)

“Ilaria Galavotti offers us an eloquent review—and remarkably erudite interpretation—of the burgeoning literature on learning in the context of acquisitions. Replete with theoretical insights, interdisciplinary connections, and philosophical considerations, one is hard-pressed to imagine a more fruitful exposition of this topic. An impressive accomplishment.” (Mario Schijven, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Strategic Decisions: Theoretical Foundations of Organizational Decision-Making

    Galavotti, Ilaria

    Pages 1-39

  • Experience and Learning: Theoretical Perspectives and Effects on Strategic Decision-Making

    Galavotti, Ilaria

    Pages 41-90

  • Mergers and Acquisitions as Strategic Decisions

    Galavotti, Ilaria

    Pages 91-124

  • Systematic Literature Review on Experience and Learning in Acquisitions: Search Strategy and Data Synthesis

    Galavotti, Ilaria

    Pages 125-137

  • Conceptualization of Experience and Learning in Acquisitions: A Thematic Evolution

    Galavotti, Ilaria

    Pages 139-182

Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-94980-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 106,99 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94979-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Experience and Learning in Corporate Acquisitions
Book Subtitle
Theoretical Approaches, Research Themes and Implications
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94980-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94980-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94979-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 338
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations
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