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The Management of International Acquisitions
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The Management of International Acquisitions

John Child, David Faulkner, and Robert Pitkethly

Abstract

The book addresses the different ways in which foreign companies acquire, integrate, and manage UK companies and their post-acquisition performance. It is based on research comprising case studies on forty company visits and interviews, and a survey questionnaire on post-acquisition management completed by over 200 companies. The first five chapters review post-acquisition performance and the changes in management practice introduced by acquirers of different nationality. The scale and scope of M&A is examined, followed by research into post-acquisition performance. The disappointing performan ... More

Keywords: integration, performance, UK, US, France, Germany, Japan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199267101
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267101.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Child, author
University of Birmingham; Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Hong Kong
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David Faulkner, author
Saïd Business School, Oxford University

Robert Pitkethly, author
Saïd Business School, Oxford University
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