Refereed article in compilation book (A3)

Diaspora Networks in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions

List of Authors: William Y. Degbey, Kimberly M. Ellis

Publication year: 2019

Book title *: Diaspora Networks in International Business: Perspectives for Understanding and Managing Diaspora Business and Resources

Title of series: Contributions to Management Science

ISBN: 978-3-319-91094-9

eISBN: 978-3-319-91095-6

ISSN: 1431-1941



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This chapter conceptually explores how diaspora networks influence
cross-border M&As in Africa. It seeks to build on both network and resourcebased
perspectives, and makes contribution by developing a conceptual model and
testable propositions that draw explicitly on the concept of diaspora networks to
inform both scholarly and practitioner research on African cross-border M&A
performance. The model shows how diasporic ties of the acquiring firm senior
leaders may influence outcomes associated with African cross-border M&As. Additionally,
three main variables—diaspora’s time spent outside Africa, tribal ties with
government officials and target firm owners/managers and shared colonial heritage—
are proposed to moderate the effects of diaspora networks on post-M&A
performance. Finally, implications for practice and further studies are also discussed.

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