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The management of technology acquisitions-acquisitions of small technology based firms by large established firms-poses an organizational paradox. Acquirers must integrate acquired firms in order to exploit their technologies in a coordinated manner; at the same time, they must preserve organizational autonomy for acquired firms in order to avoid disrupting(More)
Alliances present a paradox for firms. On the one hand, firms engage in a large number of alliances to secure and extend their competitive advantage and growth; on the other hand, their alliances exhibit surprisingly low success rates. In this paper, we discuss how firms can address these failures by identifying some of the primary drivers of alliance(More)
We argue that firms differ in their integration capability, which is the ability to absorb and manage businesses on an ongoing basis. Conceptually, we expect heterogeneity of firms' integration capability to influence acquisition strategy by profit-seeking firms, affecting both their propensity to undertake acquisitions and the types of businesses that they(More)