A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä

Theorizing in the qualitative study of mergers & acquisitions




Julkaisun tekijät: Satu Teerikangas, Helen Colman

Kustantaja: Elsevier

Julkaisuvuosi: 2020

Journal: Scandinavian Journal of Management

Volyymi: 36

Julkaisunumero: 1

Sivujen määrä: 16

ISSN: 0956-5221

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scaman.2019.101090

Verkko-osoite: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scaman.2019.101090


Tiivistelmä

This paper focuses on theorizing in the study of mergers and acquisitions (M&As), a globally significant inter-organizational phenomenon. We analyze 76 qualitative papers on M&As published in leading management journals between 1966–2016. We identify five modes of theorizing in the study of M&As. We find that M&A scholars make theoretical contributions using different theoretical positioning and research design strategies. The majority of the papers offer a contribution to middle-range theorizing (i.e., the literature on M&As), while a third of the papers also contribute to higher-order, or grand theories in management. In closing, this leads us to call for a rejuvenation of middle-range theorizing in management research.



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