The Persistent Effect of Geographic Distance in Acquisition Target Selection

  title={The Persistent Effect of Geographic Distance in Acquisition Target Selection},
  author={Abhirup Chakrabarti and Will Mitchell},
  journal={Organization Science},
Valuable resources often exist at distant points from a firm’s current locations, so that strategic decisions such as growth have a spatial d imension in which firms seek information and choose between geographically distributed alternatives. St udies show that geographic proximity facilitates th e flow of resources, but there is limited understandi ng of factors that exacerbate or ease the impact of geographic distance when firms seek new resources. Thi paper argues that the difficulty of… CONTINUE READING
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