Understanding Mergers and Acquisitions in the 21st Century

A Multidisciplinary Approach

  • Killian J. McCarthy
  • Wilfred Dolfsma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Killian J. McCarthy, Wilfred Dolfsma
      Pages 1-8
  3. Setting the Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Killian J. McCarthy
      Pages 11-36
    3. Odhran James McCarthy
      Pages 37-76
  4. Explaining M&A Performances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. A Perspective from Economics and Business

      1. Utz Weitzel, Killian J. McCarthy
        Pages 79-108
      2. Killian J. McCarthy, Utz Weitzel
        Pages 109-147
      3. Enrico Diecidue, Jeroen van de Ven, Utz Weitzel
        Pages 148-164
    3. A Perspective from Psychology and Sociology

      1. Christine Coisne
        Pages 167-197
      2. Claire E. Ashton-James, Killian J. McCarthy, Anca Dranca-Iacoban
        Pages 198-222
      3. Boyana N. Petkova, Killian J. McCarthy
        Pages 223-249
  5. Moving Forward

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Auke-Dirk Pietersma, Killian J. McCarthy
      Pages 253-282
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 283-295

About this book


The first volume to explore mergers and acquisitions in the 21st century. The authors systematically introduce, characterize and evaluate these mergers, and discuss the methodologies that can be employed to measure them. They also consider a number of factors relevant to the performance of mergers and acquisitions.


China computer science economics International Mergers and Acquisitions merger

Authors and affiliations

  • Killian J. McCarthy
    • 1
  • Wilfred Dolfsma
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Groningenthe Netherlands

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