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Record number 503852
Title Getting post-M&A integration mechanisms tuned in to technological relatedness and innovation synergy realisation
Author(s) Wubben, Emiel F.M.; Batterink, Maarten; Omta, Onno
Source Technology Analysis and Strategic Management 28 (2016)6. - ISSN 0953-7325 - p. 992 - 1007.
Department(s) Management Studies
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) innovation process synergy - new growth platform - Post-M&A integration mechanisms - technological relatedness

Studies on Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) typically relate innovation synergies to either context characteristics or post-M&A integration. There is little research on how to tune the relevant practices to the benefit of realising specific innovation synergies. It is the purpose of this paper to develop a conceptual framework on innovation synergy realisation in large M&As, that relates the following components: (1) strategic M&A characteristics; and (2) post-M&A integration mechanisms; to (3) innovation synergy realisation. The research explored how different innovation synergies were achieved in nine large medium-tech and high-tech M&As in the life sciences. From this case studies research, it turns out that higher degrees of technological relatedness allow for the realisation of more types of innovation synergy, brought about by the more demanding integration mechanisms structural linking and process re-design.

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