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GlaxoSmithKline: A merger too far?


  • Bernardo Batiz-Lazo

    (London South Bank University)


This teaching case study summarises events leading to the creation of a global pharmaceutical giant and the early years of its performance while inviting readers to consider the process of growth through mergers and acquisitions as a general strategy. The case also looks at the expectations, deliberations and motivation of managers and stakeholders in doing so. The case invites readers to reflect on whether more mergers are to be the future of GlaxoSmithKline.

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  • Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, 2004. "GlaxoSmithKline: A merger too far?," General Economics and Teaching 0405003, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpgt:0405003
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    1. Erio Castagnoli & Marco LiCalzi, 2005. "Expected utility without utility," Game Theory and Information 0508004, EconWPA.
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