Why do the majority of merger and acquisitions fail?

In the past ten years, there’s been a good surge in the number of mergers and acquisitions worldwide. This improvement of the number of transactions is included in the the majority of the previous studies but moreover, several studies show that the majority of the mergers and acquisitions fail in the objective of creating value …

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A middle manager’s dilemma in mergers: a multiple case study

Existing theories regarding mergers and acquisitions mainly focus on either strategic issues that the top management has to deal with or how the employees in an organization deal with the uncertain environment when a change get implemented. The majority of theories do not even mention one of the key actors during a merge; the middle …

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Strategic Planning In Public Administration

In order for Romania to meet its new political and social expectations as an E.U. member, the Romanian Public Administration has to be reformed. Nationwide, Romanian Public Administration has to assure the same endowment for service quality. After assuring their legal frame, the PA members will arise with responsibility for society and for their foresight. …

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Stars’ War: Apple vs Dell

Background:A great deal of changes has occurred in the computer industry the last few years due to the development of the market, customers and technology. The competition has increased, both domestically and internationally, and in the same time the customer demands have changed and become more demanding to satisfy. The development of technology has led …

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Buying to Sell: A Theory of Buyouts

Private equity owned firms have more leverage, more intense compensation contracts, and higher productivity than comparable firms. We develop a theory of buyouts in oligopolistic markets that explains these facts. Private equity firms are more aggressive in inducing restructuring compared to incumbents since they maximize a trade sale price. The equilibrium trade sale price increases …

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Mapping Out the Japanese Mergers & Acquisitions Patterns

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are not a new phenomenon in Japanese business. Especially after the end of the Allied occupation of Japan, the number of domestic M&As rose sharply due to the reconsolidation of former Zaibatsu firms broken up by the occupation authorities. During the Japanese post-war economic recovery, M&As between non-keiretsu firms became more …

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