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Mergers & Acquisitions And Innovation Performance In The Telecommunications Equipment Industry

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  • Gantumur, Tseveen

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    (European University Viadrina)

  • Stephan, Andreas

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    (JIBS and CESIS)

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The telecommunications in the 1990s witnessed an enormous worldwide round of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). This paper examines the innovation determinants of M&A activity and the consequences of M&A transactions on the technological potential and the innovation performance. We examine the telecommunications equipment industry over the period 1988-2002 using a newly constructed data set with firm-level data describing M&A and innovation activity as well as financial characteristics. Based on a matching propensity score procedure, the study provides evidence that M&A realize significantly positive changes to the firm’s postmerger innovation performance.

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Paper provided by Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies in its series Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation with number 111.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: 11 Dec 2007
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:cesisp:0111

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Keywords: Mergers & Acquisitions; Innovation Performance; Telecommunications Equipment Industry;

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  1. Volodymyr Perederiy, 2007. "Kombinierte Liquiditäts- und Solvenzkennzahlen und ein darauf basierendes Insolvenzprognosemodell für deutsche GmbHs," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2007-060, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

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