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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

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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
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: 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
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 11:40
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37030/

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