Technological Integration of Acquisitions in Digital Industries: A Case Study

Stefan Henningsson, Gustav Toppenberg

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    Resumé

    Acquisitions have become essential tools to retain the technological edge in digital industries. This paper analyses the technological integration challenges in such acquisitions. Acquirers in digital industries are typically platform leaders in platform markets. They acquire (a) other platform providers to extend the platform core and to derive network effects by consolidating platform user groups, and (b) complement providers to create monopoly positions for the complements and for innovation complementarity. To enable these acquisition benefits, acquirers face technological integration challenges in process and product integration. Through a case study of Network Solutions Corp. (NSC), a Fortune 500 company that has acquired more than 175 business units, we develop four propositions explaining how the benefits of platform core and complement acquisitions are differently contingent on technical process and product integration.
    Acquisitions have become essential tools to retain the technological edge in digital industries. This paper analyses the technological integration challenges in such acquisitions. Acquirers in digital industries are typically platform leaders in platform markets. They acquire (a) other platform providers to extend the platform core and to derive network effects by consolidating platform user groups, and (b) complement providers to create monopoly positions for the complements and for innovation complementarity. To enable these acquisition benefits, acquirers face technological integration challenges in process and product integration. Through a case study of Network Solutions Corp. (NSC), a Fortune 500 company that has acquired more than 175 business units, we develop four propositions explaining how the benefits of platform core and complement acquisitions are differently contingent on technical process and product integration.

    Konference

    KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2015
    Nummer75
    LandCanada
    ByVancouver
    Periode07/08/201511/08/2015
    Internetadresse

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    Emneord

    • Acquisition
    • Integration
    • Platforms

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    Henningsson, S., & Toppenberg, G. (2015). Technological Integration of Acquisitions in Digital Industries: A Case Study. Afhandling præsenteret på The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2015, Vancouver, Canada.
    Henningsson, Stefan ; Toppenberg, Gustav. / Technological Integration of Acquisitions in Digital Industries : A Case Study. Afhandling præsenteret på The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2015, Vancouver, Canada.35 s.
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