publication . Article . 2016

Getting post-M&A integration mechanisms tuned in to technological relatedness and innovation synergy realisation

Wubben, Emiel F.M.; Batterink, Maarten; Omta, Onno;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Country: Netherlands
<p>Studies on Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) typically relate innovation synergies to either context characteristics or post-M&A integration. There is little research on how to tune the relevant practices to the benefit of realising specific innovation synergies. It is the purpose of this paper to develop a conceptual framework on innovation synergy realisation in large M&As, that relates the following components: (1) strategic M&A characteristics; and (2) post-M&A integration mechanisms; to (3) innovation synergy realisation. The research explored how different innovation synergies were achieved in nine large medium-tech and high-tech M&As in the life sciences....
free text keywords: innovation process synergy, new growth platform, Post-M&A integration mechanisms, technological relatedness
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