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Merger and Acquisition Typologies: A Review

Duncan Angwin

in The Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199601462
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743320 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601462.003.0003
Merger and Acquisition Typologies: A Review

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Typologies are in abundance in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) literature and many have become common currency amongst practitioners and academics. To date, however, they appear to have achieved a degree of uncritical acceptance. This may have negative consequences for deal doers and those seeking to build strong academic foundations for M&A research. Consequently there is need for critical appraisal of M&A typologies in order to re-root this research stream. This chapter provides an extensive review, comparison, and critique of many prominent typologies in the M&A literature in order to identify the status of these frameworks and to highlight where further refinement and testing is necessary. This is the first critical review of typologies in the M&A field and aims to assess their role in making sense of this complex area.

Keywords: typologies; deal doers; M&A; literature; practitioners; academics

Chapter.  10604 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services

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