High Tech M&As: Accentuated Challenges of IT & Operations-based Value Creation

Gustav Toppenberg

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    Technology driven industries have seen fast moving technology changes, higher complexity and reduced product life cycles. These emerging trends present challenges for companies in industries where technology is at the forefront. The extant research deals with ‘low-tech’ industries and majority of findings are not applicable to the high-tech industry; in fact this industry has many additional challenges. In this study, we aim to explore the process of M&A in the high-tech industry by drawing on extant literature and empirical field work. The paper outlines a research project in progress which intends to provide theoretical, empirical and practical contributions in answering the research question: what role does Operations and IT play in creating value in high-tech M&As? The research adds a needed perspective on M&A literature by unveiling unique challenges and opportunities faced by the M&A teams in this sector. The phenomenon is studied from multiple perspectives: integration team, acquiring group and the company being acquired.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Conference for Advanced Research in Business Vancouver Conference Proceedings 4 - 5 November 2013
    Number of pages8
    Place of Publicationwww
    PublisherInternational Advances for Research (IAFR)
    Publication date2013
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventVancouver International Conference for Advanced Research in Business 2013 - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 4 Nov 20135 Nov 2013


    ConferenceVancouver International Conference for Advanced Research in Business 2013
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