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Einbettung von Merger und Akquisition in wirtschaftstheoretische Erklärungsansätze

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  • Mittendorf, Thomas
  • Plöger, Andre

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The combination of enterprises is not a phenomenon of the last years. The concept of the "Mergers & Acquisitions" is based on fundamental economic theories, which are however often overlaid in the discussion by populist motives for the merger or acquisition in that particular case. This article brings a theoretical structure into the available reasons for mergers, with a special focus to the field of the New Institutional Economics. There exists no gold standard in arguing for or against mergers. A decision maker has to consider his specific situation when choosing between the different levels of co-operation up to the acquisition of an enterprise.

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Paper provided by Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät in its series Hannover Economic Papers (HEP) with number dp-271.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2003
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Handle: RePEc:han:dpaper:dp-271

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Keywords: Merger und Akquisition; New Institutional Economics; Transaction costs;

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