Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

How do firms learn to make acquisitions?: a review of past research and an agenda for the future

Barkema, Harry G. and Schijven, M. (2008) How do firms learn to make acquisitions?: a review of past research and an agenda for the future. Journal of Management, 34 (3). pp. 594-634. ISSN 1557-1211

Full text not available from this repository.
Identification Number: 10.1177/0149206308316968

Abstract

How do firms learn to successfully acquire other firms? The authors first review early work, mostly from the 1980s to the mid-1990s, testing the learning curve perspective on acquisitions and exploring some contingencies. They then discuss three more recent streams of research on negative experience transfer, deliberate learning mechanisms, and learning from others, which provide deeper insight into the contingencies and mechanisms of organizational learning in strategic settings such as acquisitions. The article concludes with an agenda for future research.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://jom.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2008 SAGE publishing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
JEL classification: G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G34 - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
Sets: Departments > Management
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 11:40
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2011 14:46
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/37030

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item