Combining Integration and Autonomy in Acquisitions

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Stefka Nenkova
Student (University), Netherlands
🔥NEW According to the literature on acquisitions, it is of high importance to decide on the proper level of integration between the firms in order to realize value from an acquisition. It is often considered that there is a trade-off between integration and autonomy. However, there could be situations when certain levels of both integration and autonomy are necessary. Thus, the question arises on how to decide on the effective levels of integration and autonomy in such cases. See also: Dialectical Enquiry One interesting perspective is the moderating effect of inter firm relatedness on that decision. It is argued that synergies in acquisitions arise from the relatedness between the two companies, i.e. the similarity and complementarity between them. KEY ACQUISITION INTEGRATION TERMS Here's a short explanation of some key terms related to this topic: STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION — The extent to which the acquirer merges the target’s functional activities into its own reporting hierarchy. (...) Read more? Sign up for free


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