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Author McCarthy, Killian J

Title Understanding mergers and acquisitions in the 21st century : a multidisciplinary approach / Killian J. McCarthy and Wilfred Dolfsma
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Contents List of Tables -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction; K.J. McCarthy & W. Dolfsma -- PART I: SETTING THE SCENE -- A Perspective from Economics and Law -- The Business Environment -- Mergers and Merger Waves: A Century of Cause and Effect; K.J. McCarthy -- The Legal Environment -- The Same But Different? A Comparison of The Regulatory Regimes of 21st Century Europe, the US, and China; O.J. McCarthy -- PART II: EXPLAINING M & A PERFORMANCE -- A Perspective from Economics and Business -- Firm Size -- When Bigger Isn't Always Better: A Study of Mergers and Acqusitions by Small and Medium Enterprises; U. Weitzel & K.J. McCarthy -- Merger Motives -- Merger Motives and the Realisation of Gains; K.J. McCarthy & U. Weitzel -- Shareholder Optimism -- Shareholders' Expectations, Aspiration Levels, and Mergers; E. Diecidue, J.van de Van & U. Weitzel -- A Perspective from Psychology and Sociology -- Culture -- Managing Culture in International Mergers and Acquisitions -- Christine Coisne -- Managerial Power -- Power, and the Destruction of Value in Mergers and Acquisitions; C. Ashton-James, K.J. McCarthy & A. Dranca-Iacoban -- Personality -- Mergers as Marriages: Using Attachment Theory to Understand Mergers and Acquisitions; B. Petkova & K.J. McCarthy -- PART III: MOVING FORWARD -- A Perspective from Computer Science -- A View to the Future -- A Data-Driven Approach to Mergers and Acquisitions; A.D. Pietersma & K.J. McCarthy
Summary Exploring mergers and acquisitions (MAs) in the 21st century, the authors systematically introduce, characterize and evaluate these mergers, discussing the methodologies that can be employed to measure them, and considering a number of factors relevant to their performance. They analyze the economic, managerial, legal, and psychological factors. Given that up to US$10 billion a day is spent on mergers and acquisitions, and that approximately 70% of these fail, while the practice spreads internationally, this study into their performance and the impacting factors of M & As is much overdue
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Subject Consolidation and merger of corporations.
Takeovers, mergers & buy-outs -- 21st century.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Mergers & Acquisitions.
Business and Management.
Consolidation and merger of corporations
Takeovers, mergers & buy-outs -- 21st century, c 2000 to c 2100.
Business and Management.
Form Electronic book
Author Dolfsma, Wilfred
ISBN 9781137278074