Strategic Decisions and Sustainability Choices

Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Social Responsibility from a Global Perspective

  • Olimpia Meglio
  • Kathleen Park

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Expansion Strategies and Responsibility Issues

  3. CSR and M&As: A Global Perspective

  4. What’s Next? Setting a Research Agenda

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Olimpia Meglio, Kathleen Park
      Pages 195-203
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 205-214

About this book


This book integrates two different but equally prominent themes in the management field: mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and corporate social responsibility (CSR). It explores questions such as whether strategic goals overlap or conflict with sustainability choices, what the strategic and sustainability tensions are confronting expanding companies, and whether these companies can grow and be socially responsible for a variety of stakeholders. The authors provide a fresh perspective on the study of acquisitions, aiming to inspire the M&A field, using examples from different global and institutional contexts in both developed and developing economies. This ground-breaking book addresses the gap that has existed between acquisitions on the one hand and social responsibility and sustainability on the other, for an integrative perspective on enacting M&As and achieving the triple people-planet-profits bottom line.


strategic management corporate social responsibility sustainability M&A mergers acquisitions internationalization agility logistics

Authors and affiliations

  • Olimpia Meglio
    • 1
  • Kathleen Park
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SannioBeneventoItaly
  2. 2.Boston UniversityBoston, MAUSA

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