With apologies for cross posting. Dear all Emerald is delighted to announce the publication of volume 9 of Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions. This volume is edited by Sydney Finkelstein and Cary L. Cooper. Further details and a table of contents follow. Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions volume 9 Editors: Sydney Finkelstein and Cary L. Cooper ISBN: 9780857244659 Published: December 2010 Buy Online<http://books.emeraldinsight.com/display.asp?K=9780857244697&sf1=series&st1=Applications%20of%20Management%20Science&sort=sort_date/d&cur=GBP&m=1&dc=5> Synopsis What makes the Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions series stand out is its focus on all three characteristics that make up this research field - studies from scholars in different countries, with different research questions, relying on different theoretical perspectives. Such a broad, and inclusive, approach to mergers and acquisitions is not easily replicated in academic journals, with much narrower mandates and metrics. The collections published each year provide cutting edge ideas by leading scholars on a global scale. Doing so not only broadens the questions being studied, but also helps researchers consider the inter-relationships among different perspectives. In the final analysis, the best way to build understanding around a topic as diffuse as mergers and acquisitions is to be both integrative, and expansive, in choice of research questions and theoretical underpinnings. Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions offers this unique perspective, not easily found elsewhere, that will help scholars think about mergers and acquisitions in new ways, building our knowledge base on this critical topic. In light of the enormous sums being invested in growth-via-acquisition strategies around the world, academic research on mergers and acquisitions has never been more important. Table of Contents Introduction Sydney Finkelstein and Cary Cooper Mergers and acquisitions: A review of phases, motives, and success factors Rachel Calipha, Shlomo Tarba and David Brock China's Outward Mergers and Acquisitions in the 21st Century: Motivations, Progress and the Role of the Chinese Government Hui Tan and Qi Ai Trust Dynamics in Acquisitions: The Role of Relationship History, Interfirm Distance, and Acquirer's Integration Approach GŁnter K. Stahl and Sim B. Sitkin Overcoming Biases in M&A: A Process Perspective Massimo Garbuio, Dan Lovallo and John Horn Mergers and Acquisitions as a response to Intra-Industry Dependence Henri A. Schildt, Tomi Laamanen And Thomas Keil Political Connections and Family Business Diversification Hsi-Mei Chung and Hung-Bin Ding Value Creation in Corporate Acquisitions: Linking Value Creation Logic, Organisational Capabilities and Implementation Processes Richard Schoenberg and Cliff Bowman Beyond Knowledge Bases: Towards a Better Understanding of the Effects of M&A on Technological Performance Giovanni Valentini and Alexandra Dawson Allure And Danger Of The Boutiques: The Influence Of The Specialization Of Investment Bank On The Acquirer's Performance Alexander Sleptsov For inspection or review requests please email [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> To arrange a standing order for this series please email your order to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Registered Office: Howard House, Wagon Lane, Bingley, BD16 1WA United Kingdom. Registered in England No. 3080506, VAT No. GB 665 3593 06 ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.