Link to the July TIBR Issue on M&A

TIBR July/August, Volume 55, Number 4, Untangling the M&A Quagmire


Introduction: Sociocultural Integration in Mergers and Acquisitions – New Perspectives

Yaacov Weber and Shlomo Yedidia Tarba



1.  Sociocultural Integration in Mergers and Acquisitions: Unresolved Paradoxes and Directions for Future Research – Gunter K. Stahl, Duncan N. Angwin, Philippe Very, Emanuel Gomes, Yaakov Weber, Shlomo Yedidia Tarba, Niels Noorderhaven, Haim Benyamini, Dave Bouckenooghe, Samia Chreim, Muriel Durand, Melanie E. Hassett, Gary Kokk, Mark E. Mendenhall, Nicola Mirc, Christof Miska, Kathleen Marshall Park, Noelia-Sarah Reynolds, Audrey Rouzies, Riikka M. Sarala, Sergio Luis Seloti Jr., Mikael Sondergaard, H. Emre Yildiz


2. Multiple levels of culture and post M&A integration: a suggested theoretical framework – Michael Viegas-Pires


3. The role of geographic location in the acquisition strategies of high-technology firms: Evidence from computer networking equipment industry – Kirill M. Yurov, Shane M. Greenstein, Mark T. Shanley, Richard E. Potter


4. Network imitation to deal with socio-cultural dilemmas in acquisitions of young, innovative firms – Christina Oberg


5. Integration vacuum: creating action space for global strategy implementation in international acquisitions – Helen Loe Colman, Birgitte Grogaard


6. The role of absorptive capacity in acquisition knowledge transfer – Paulina Junni, Riikka M. Sarala


7.  A Marriage Metaphor Model for Sociocultural Integration in International Mergers and Acquisitions – Daniel Rottig


8.  Ambivalent Perspectives: An Ethnographic Case Study of Ambivalence in Post-Acquisition Integration – Fiona Moore


9.  Light-touch Integration of Chinese Cross-Border M&A: The Influences of Culture and Absorptive Capacity – Yipeng Liu, Michael Woywode


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Mary B. Teagarden, Professor of Global Strategy and

   Editor, Thunderbird International Business Review

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