Strategic Windows: Achieving the Benefits of Speed in Acquisitions

Annette Risberg, David R. King, Olimpia Meglio

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    We examine the importance of speed and timing in acquisitions with a framework that identifies management considerations for three interrelated acquisition phases (selection, deal closure and integration) from an acquiring firm’s perspective. Using a process perspective, we pinpoint items within acquisition phases that relate to speed. In particular, we present the idea of time-bounded strategic windows in acquisitions consistent with the notion of kairòs, where opportunities appear and must be pursued at the right time for success to occur.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication dateMar 2014
    Number of pages29
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014
    EventThe 30th EGOS Colloquium 2014: Reimagining, Rethinking, Reshaping: Organizational Scholarship in Unsettled Times - Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 3 Jul 20145 Jul 2014
    Conference number: 30


    ConferenceThe 30th EGOS Colloquium 2014
    LocationRotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
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