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Master Thesis MscBA Strategy & Innovation
Transcript of Master Thesis MscBA Strategy & Innovation
b) Experienced acquirers benefit
on the short term
c) International experience can
enhance organizational flexibility
and reduce inertia
a) Technological acquisitions
create opportunities for
Matrix Partners preso!
Harvard Business Review
How to lower the cost of enterprise sales?
for innovation results
Are experienced acquirers privileged?
Reaping the benefits of information dissimilarities in a post-merger context
Understanding the relationships
Experienced acquirers mainly benefit on the short term
Bill Gates: “Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time"
Technological vs. Non-tech
Acquisitions by experienced acquirers
977 vs. 1071
The more you acquire
What to do?
Product evolution is going fast
you've done it before?
And with success?
International experience can enhance organizational flexibility and reduce knowledge inertia
In the Enterprise
always been important
Nowadays: fast cycles
how are you going to keep up, Bill?
Don't forget to call your Mom!
Flexibility is key
Develop 'flexible routines' on all organizational levels
'To what degree does acquisition experience affect
high-tech post-M&A innovative performance?'
..the more you learn about integration,
value assessment, specific circumstances,
..the bigger the gains?
Negative binomial regression Model
Random effects negative binomial regression with distributed lag analysis
General estimation equation
Significant positive effect (p < 0.01)
Effect decreases over time
Non-linear positive moderating effect
Related acquisition experience
Highest positive coefficient in first year post-M&A
create opportunities for innovation
continuous organizational learning
If you are an experienced acquirer operating in a
technological industry and you're goal is to acquire knowledge to sustain competitive, your experience is of advantage in succeeding. Routine development facilitates fast post-M&A integration. However, keep possible knowledge inertia in mind.
Open mindfulness, willingness to change and avoiding to highly standardized routines in post-M&A integration supports you in achieving your goals
*Derived from Cloodt, Hagedoorn & van Kranenburg, 2006.