Thematic Analysis of Experience and Learning Effects in Acquisitions

  • Ilaria Galavotti


This is the second chapter dedicated to the thematic analysis of literature on the role of experience and learning in acquisitions. Throughout the chapter, three macro-thematic areas are identified: acquisition-related strategy, acquisition process choices, and post-acquisition outcomes. For each macro-thematic area, themes and subthemes are examined and schematic maps are offered to help the reader to clearly identify both the backbone of existing research and interconnections among the different thematic areas. The chapter also includes a separate examination of the specific research context of serial acquirers and acquisition programs and a transversal examination of the role played by interorganizational experience across the different thematic areas.


Serial Acquirers Post-acquisition Performance Focal Acquisition Cross-border Acquisitions Target Firms 
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  • Ilaria Galavotti
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  1. 1.Università Cattolica del Sacro CuorePiacenzaItaly

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