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Foundations of Corporate SuccessHow Business Strategies Add Value$
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John Kay

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198289883

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019828988X.001.0001

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Mergers

Mergers

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(p.144) Chapter 10 Mergers
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Foundations of Corporate Success
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John Kay (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019828988X.003.0010

Mergers can add value when they enable distinctive capabilities to be exploited more widely or more effectively. However, as it is most often the case, mergers and alliances are the result of financial objectives and typically fall short of the hopes of their promoters.

Keywords:   acquisitions, added value, alliances, buyouts, corporate governance, distinctive capabilities, diversification, divestments, joint venture, mergers

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