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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
 
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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
 
 
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