Handbook of Research on Mergers and Acquisitions

Author: Yaakov Weber

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: 9781848449565

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

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For the last four decades, researchers in various disciplines have been trying to explain the enduring paradox of the growing activity and volume of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) versus the high failure rate of M&A. This book will stimulate scholars to focus on new research directions. It explores how underlying concepts and methodologies can make an important contribution towards understanding M&A and its performance. It provides research that incorporates multidisciplinary, multi-level, multi-stage and cross-cultural models and analyses, and also focuses on such issues as process-content, knowledge transfer, due diligence, performance measures, communication, trust, grief, integration approaches, individual values, change management, and consulting.

Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management

Author: Günter K. Stahl,Ingmar Björkman,Shad Morris

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: 9781849809184

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 593

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'The editors should be congratulated in producing a volume that goes beyond the traditional boundaries of the subject. . . There is a high standard maintained throughout the Handbook with chapters written by 48 authors from across the world. This allows discussion to move away from the traditional US-centric nature of the discipline and gives the book a truly international flavour. the range of scholars, from PhD candidates to established professors makes for an impressive collection, which should be widely read by human resource management and international business academics and practitioners alike.' - Andy Hodder, Relations Industrielles / Industrial Relations

Research Handbook on Mergers and Acquisitions

Author: Claire A. Hill,Steven Davidoff Solomon

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784711489

Category: Law

Page: 496

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Global in scope and written by leading scholars in the field, the Research Handbook on Mergers and Acquisitions is a modern-day survey of the state of M&A. Its chapters explore the history of mergers and acquisitions and also consider the theory behind the structure of modern transaction documentation. The book also address other key M&A issues, such as takeover defenses; judges and practitioners' perspectives on litigation; the appraisal remedy and other aspects of Federal and state law, as well as M&A considerations in the structure of start-ups. This Handbook will be an invaluable resource for scholars, practitioners, judges and legislators.

Research Handbook on Shareholder Power

Author: Jennifer G. Hill,Randall S. Thomas

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1782546855

Category: Law

Page: 640

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Much of the history of corporate law has concerned itself not with shareholder power, but rather with its absence. Recent shifts in capital market structure require a reassessment of the role and power of shareholders. These original, specially commiss

Merger and Acquisition Strategies

How to Create Value

Author: Angelo Dringoli

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1786430681

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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The decision to carry out a merger or acquisition is certainly a risky one, not least because of the number of variables influencing the final outcome. It is also a decision frequently based on the wrong objectives and an incorrect evaluation process. With this in mind, this important new book offers solutions for reducing the high percentage of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) that fail. It adopts a normative approach, using theoretical analysis to show what managers could and should do to increase shareholders’ value through successful M&A strategies. It also explores the conditions that are suitable for favouring a certain type of M&A (horizontal, vertical or diversified) over the others. In conclusion, the book presents case studies of successful M&A strategies providing a link between theory and practice.

Research in Corporate Sustainability

The Evolving Theory and Practice of Organizations in the Natural Environment

Author: Sanjay Sharma,Mark Starik

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781957080

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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This book presents studies from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives: human resources management, strategy, operations management, accounting, international business, marketing and development. It represents the latest state of knowledge in organizations and the natural environment and provides interesting perspectives for academics, environmental consultants as well as environmental managers from business, the public sector, NGOs, international development institutions, and government.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Empirical Finance

Author: Adrian R. Bell,Chris Brooks,Marcel Prokopczuk

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857936093

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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This impressive Handbook presents the quantitative techniques that are commonly employed in empirical finance research together with real-world, state-of-the-art research examples. Written by international experts in their field, the unique approach describes a question or issue in finance and then demonstrates the methodologies that may be used to solve it. All of the techniques described are used to address real problems rather than being presented for their own sake, and the areas of application have been carefully selected so that a broad range of methodological approaches can be covered. The Handbook is aimed primarily at doctoral researchers and academics who are engaged in conducting original empirical research in finance. In addition, the book will be useful to researchers in the financial markets and also advanced Masters-level students who are writing dissertations.

Mergers and Acquisitions in China

Impacts of WTO Accession

Author: Jianxun Chen,Huici Shi

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781782542247

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 171

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Discusses cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M & A) by Chinese companies, mainly to clarify their strategies and the effect of their M & A at an international level. This book is suitable for multinational enterprise managers, brokers, dealers and investors.

Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law in the United States

A Handbook

Author: Albert A. Foer,Randy Stutz

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857939602

Category: Law

Page: 395

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Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law in the United States is a comprehensive Handbook, providing a detailed, step-by-step examination of the private enforcement process, as illuminated by many of the country's leading practitioners, experts, and scholars. Written primarily from the viewpoint of the complainant, the Handbook goes well beyond a detailed cataloguing of the substantive and procedural considerations associated with individual and class action antitrust lawsuits by private individuals and businesses. It is a collection of thoughtful essays that delves deeply into practical and strategic considerations attending the decision-making of private practitioners. This eminently readable and authoritative Handbook will prove to be an invaluable resource for anyone associated with the antitrust enterprise, including both inexperienced and seasoned practitioners, law professors and students, testifying and consulting economists, and government officials involved in overlapping public/private actions and remedies.

Corporate Governance, Market Structure and Innovation

Author: Mario Calderini,Paola Garrone,Maurizio Sobrero

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781843765363

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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. . . an invaluable book that should be read by anyone who seeks to understand the current state of corporate governance. . . an extraordinary source of invaluable insights and a spark for creativity, even the more widely read corporate enthusiasts are sure to find something new. L. Striukova, Research Policy This excellent collection of theoretical and empirical papers provides novel insights on the relationship between corporate governance, market structure and innovation. By studying the effects of privatisation on M&As and corporate restructuring, and the impact of these effects on innovation and future growth, the book sheds light on the dynamic implications of these institutional changes implications which embody crucial lessons for both managers and policymakers. Mariana Mazzucato, London Business School and Open University, UK This book investigates the relationship between corporate governance, market structure and innovation. The editors observe that a number of radical mutations are occurring in industries that have played a crucial role in sustaining and fostering the pace of technological progress. Specifically, three classes of institutional discontinuities are discussed: privatisation processes, mergers and acquisitions and liberalisation of the market. The authors aim to show that the effects of such institutional discontinuities may seriously affect, in the short term, the market value of the firm, and in the medium/long term, the performance of the national system of innovation as a whole. The book outlines the theoretical background to the empirical analyses that are later developed and illustrated using original longitudinal data set from US and European markets. It goes on to present selected empirical evidence drawn from different industries, which provide the reader with an interesting insight into how major changes in corporate governance and in market structures have affected innovation activities in high tech sectors. Finally, the authors discuss the technology policy implications that are derived from the evidences illustrated.

Strategic Capabilities and Knowledge Transfer Within and Between Organizations

New Perspectives from Acquisitions, Networks, Learning and Evolution

Author: Arturo Capasso,Giovanni Battista Dagnino,Andrea Lanza

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781843769453

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 377

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'A remarkably insightful collection of contributions, combining the strategy capability and the knowledge creation and sharing perspectives. Very useful reading for the serious scholar.' - Yves L. Doz, INSEAD, France This volume is the imaginative outcome of several international strategy scholars who have cultivated original research on the broad relationship between strategic capabilities and knowledge transfer at both intra- and inter-organizational levels.

International Handbook of Maritime Business

Author: Kevin Cullinane

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849806616

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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International Handbook of Maritime Business is a brain trust of many of today s best economists, scholars, and business people as they converge to discuss what it takes to succeed and succeed well in the maritime industry. . . Enhanced with indexes and other useful tools, International Handbook of Maritime Business is a complete and comprehensive guide that should be at hand for any individual or business trying to succeed on the oceans for profit. The Midwest Book Review Topics and issues dealt with in this book are very interesting and timely subjects in terms of the maritime industry, which has long been considered an important part of international logistics. The publication of this book is highly appropriate and recommendable to those who would like to know more about contemporary maritime business a key part of global supply chains. Daniel Seong-Hyeok Moon, World Maritime University, Sweden Maritime business has grown beyond its traditional areas of shipping and ports to its embedment in international supply chains and logistics systems. The collection of original papers found in this book not only provide a wealth of information on traditional maritime business, but also on its growing role in supply chains and logistics systems. The papers are readable and of consistent quality and should attract academicians and practitioners who seek information about current practices in maritime business and their impacts. Wayne K. Talley, Editor-in-Chief, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review The International Handbook of Maritime Business is a timely, comprehensive and insightful overview of the key contemporary research issues in maritime business. Dynamic changes in recent years have meant that maritime transport is increasingly recognized as a key integrated component of international logistics and a facilitator of global supply chains. With contributions from the world s leading scholars in the field, the Handbook reflects this new perspective and offers a unique and indispensable source of reference and information. Thoroughly international in terms of scope and coverage, this original reference work will prove invaluable to postgraduate students of maritime studies, logistics, international business and marine technology. Anyone interested in developing an understanding of contemporary research issues in maritime business should not be without this Handbook.

Corporate Governance in Small and Medium-sized Firms

Author: David B. Audretsch,Erik Lehmann

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: 9781849800440

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 730

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'Corporate governance scholarship has been considerably enriched over the past decade as more scholars have begun to ask how governance problems vary across organizational contexts. Scholars seeking to understand and build on those developments will find this volume a very useful resource. In it, Audretsch and Lehmann have assembled several "classic" pieces of governance scholarship alongside a number of more recent pieces that point the way towards promising new avenues of research.' - Daniel Forbes, University of Minnesota, US

Handbook of Research on Family Business

Author: Panikkos Poutziouris,Kosmas Smyrnios,Sanjay Goel

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781009384

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 800

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'This is a very business-like book in its approach. It has an impressive global reach in its authorship, focal areas and use of evidence; it hits all the major practical challenges of family firms in a spirit that is fresh and current; and it deals with the cutting-edge themes and issues that are uppermost in the minds of owners, executives, advisors and researchers in the field.' – Nigel Nicholson, London Business School, author, Managing the Human Animal, Family Wars and The 'I' of Leadership Acclaim for the first edition: 'The authors have taken a lot of pain in putting this handbook together. As the name indicates, this is an excellent handbook for researchers.' – Global Business Review 'The Handbook of Research on Family Business has collected and synthesized a broad variety of topics by notable researchers who share a common dedication to family business research. This Handbook provides a comprehensive treatment that advances the frontiers of knowledge in family business, provoking valuable thoughts and discussion. The Handbook will serve as both an authoritative and comprehensive reference work for researchers investigating family enterprises.' – A. Bakr Ibrahim, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada 'Although family business research is a young discipline it is both necessary and important. For the wellbeing and future development of our society the survival of prosperous and passionate family business entrepreneurs is indispensable. In order to help the families in business to better understand how to succeed with their enterprises we need qualified and updated research. This book is the answer!' – Hans-Jacob Bonnier, Bonnier Business Press Group, Sweden and 6th Generation Chairman of the Family Business Network – International 'This Handbook is a unique compilation of the most important and the best recent family business research. The field has grown so rapidly that this effort will be a mark for the research to follow. The Handbook of Research on Family Business will be the reference for scholars in family business for many years to come. It will also stimulate new ideas in research.' – John L. Ward, IMD, Switzerland and Northwestern University, US During the previous decade, the multi-disciplinary field of family business has advanced significantly in terms of advances in theory, development of sophisticated empirical instruments, systematic measurement of family business activity, use of alternative research methodologies and deployment of robust tools of analysis. This second edition of the Handbook of Research on Family Business presents important research and conceptual developments across a broad range of topics. The contributors – notable researchers in the field – explore the frontiers of knowledge in family business entrepreneurship and stimulate critical thinking, enriching the repository of theoretical frameworks and methodologies. The Handbook takes a systematic and rigorous approach by providing in-depth insights into the dynamics of family business, its context and the significant role of stakeholders. Ultimately, this scholarly compendium of extant family business papers is an invaluable resource for researchers, educators, family business consultants, family business owner-managers and students.

The Palgrave Handbook of Textbook Studies

Author: Eckhardt Fuchs,Annekatrin Bock

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137531428

Category: Education

Page: 432

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This volume examines the present status and future trends of textbook studies. Cutting-edge essays by leading experts and emerging scholars explore the field’s theories, methodologies, and topics with the goal of generating debate and providing new perspectives. The Georg Eckert Institute’s unique transdisciplinary focus on international textbook research has shaped this handbook, which explores the history of the discipline, the production processes and contexts that influence textbooks, the concepts they incorporate, how this medium itself is received and future trends. The book maps and discusses approaches based in cultural studies as well as in the social and educational sciences in addition to contemporary methodologies used in the field. The book aims to become the central interdisciplinary reference for textbook researchers, students, and educational practitioners.

The Foundations and Future of Financial Regulation

Governance for Responsibility

Author: Mads Andenas,Iris H-Y Chiu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113504337X

Category: Law

Page: 544

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Financial regulation has entered into a new era, as many foundational economic theories and policies supporting the existing infrastructure have been and are being questioned following the financial crisis. Goodhart et al’s seminal monograph "Financial Regulation: Why, How and Where Now?" (Routledge:1998) took stock of the extent of financial innovation and the maturity of the financial services industry at that time, and mapped out a new regulatory roadmap. This book offers a timely exploration of the "Why, How and Where Now" of financial regulation in the aftermath of the crisis in order to map out the future trajectory of financial regulation in an age where financial stability is being emphasised as a key regulatory objective. The book is split into four sections: the objectives and regulatory landscape of financial regulation; the regulatory regime for investor protection; the regulatory regime for financial institutional safety and soundness; and macro-prudential regulation. The discussion ranges from theoretical and policy perspectives to comprehensive and critical consideration of financial regulation in the specifics. The focus of the book is on the substantive regulation of the UK and the EU, as critical examination is made of the unravelling and the future of financial regulation with comparative insights offered where relevant especially from the US. Running throughout the book is consideration of the relationship between financial regulation, financial stability and the responsibility of various actors in governance. This book offers an important contribution to continuing reflections on the role of financial regulation, market discipline and corporate responsibility in the financial sector, and upon the roles of regulatory authorities, markets and firms in ensuring the financial health and security of all in the future.

40 Days of Dating

An Experiment

Author: Timothy Goodman,Jessica Walsh

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 1613127154

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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“What would happen if Harry met Sally in the age of Tinder and Snapchat? . . . A field guide to Millennial dating in New York City” (New York Daily News). When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since.

Cultural Variations and Business Performance: Contemporary Globalism

Contemporary Globalism

Author: Christiansen, Bryan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466603070

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 418

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"This book offers the latest research in the field of Business Performance Management in the global economic environment of present conditions while looking at business as a whole entity instead of only at the divisional level"--Provided by publisher.

A Handbook of Economic Anthropology, Second Edition

Author: James G. Carrier

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849809291

Category: Social Science

Page: 662

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Acclaim for the first edition: 'The volume is a remarkable contribution to economic anthropology and will no doubt be a fundamental tool for students, scholars, and experts in the sub-discipline.' – Mao Mollona, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 'This excellent overview would serve as an excellent text for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level classroom use. . . Because of the clarity, conciseness, and accessibility of the writing, the chapters in this volume likely will be often cited and recommended to those who want the alternative and frequently culturally comparative perspective on economic topics that anthropology provides. Highly recommended. All academic levels/libraries.' – K.F. Rambo, Choice The first edition of this unique Handbook was praised for its substantial and invaluable summary discussions of work by anthropologists on economic processes and issues, on the relationship between economic and non-economic areas of life and on the conceptual orientations that are important among economic anthropologists. This thoroughly revised edition brings those discussions up to date, and includes an important new section exploring ways that leading anthropologists have approached the current economic crisis. Its scope and accessibility make it useful both to those who are interested in a particular topic and to those who want to see the breadth and fruitfulness of an anthropological study of economy. This comprehensive Handbook will strongly appeal to undergraduate and post-graduate students in anthropology, economists interested in social and cultural dimensions of economic life, and alternative approaches to economic life, political economists, political scientists and historians.

Copyright Law

A Handbook of Contemporary Research

Author: Paul Torremans

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848440219

Category: Law

Page: 552

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. . . this book provides an interesting insight into many aspects of copyright law. It is a useful resource not only for those whose core practice is copyright but also those involved in industries reliant on copyright. New Zealand Law Journal Copyright law is undergoing rapid transformations to cope with the new international digital environment. This valuable research Handbook provides a thorough and contemporary tableau of current thinking in copyright law. It traces the changes undergone and the challenges faced by copyright, as well as its roots and its diversity, combining to present a colourful picture of a dynamic research area. The editor brings together an elite group of international copyright scholars who offer incisive and original analysis of a wide range of issues and aspects of copyright law, and in some cases a multiplicity of perspectives on a single topic. Rigorous and often thought-provoking in nature, this research Handbook clearly maps the current landscape, and will also undoubtedly stimulate further research in the field. Analysing the cutting edge of current copyright research, Copyright Law will be of great interest to researchers, students, practitioners and policymakers.