Academic contribution and implications for further research
M&A-research still is mostly driven by phenomenological questions and not by theoretical considerations. “While there is no shortage of literature available in the area of M&As, until recently few if any of the investigations of M&A processes and outcomes were theory driven” (Hogan, & Overmyer-Day 1994: 274). The lack of theoretical foundation implies borrowing from other academic fields. As a consequence, the results of the current research contribute not only to M&A-research but also to other academic fields, which were used to formulate the hypotheses under investigation. Similarly, implications for further research can be distinguished by different fields as well.
KeywordsSocial Network Analysis Success Factor Academic Field Synergy Effect Synergy Potential
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