Thirty Years of Mergers and Acquisitions Research: Recent Advances and Future Opportunities

  title={Thirty Years of Mergers and Acquisitions Research: Recent Advances and Future Opportunities},
  author={Susan Cartwright and Richard Schoenberg},
  journal={Entrepreneurship \& Finance eJournal},
The complex phenomenon that mergers and acquisitions (M&As) represent has attracted substantial interest from a variety of management disciplines over the past 30 years. Three primary streams of enquiry can be identified within the strategic and behavioural literature, which focus on the issues of strategic fit, organizational fit and the acquisition process itself. The recent achievements within each of these research streams are briefly reviewed. However, in parallel to these research… Expand

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