Mergers and acquisitions in the hightech industry: a literature review

  • Rossi M
  • Tarba S
  • Raviv A
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Abstract

Purpose – As a result of the impressive wave of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in recent years, operations that were traditionally considered to be extraordinary have become common business development options. M&As have produced mixed results for their stakeholders, which resulted in extensive economics debate, albeit without a systemic vision. As a result, the M&A literature has not yet developed a paradigm and the purpose of this paper is to present a review of the existing literature.Design/methodology/approach – The authors carried out a review of literature on M&As in technology‐driven sectors.Findings – The critical examination of the innovation and value creation processes in M&As in hightech industry provides new insights for incumbent executives and can better plan and implement M&As deals.Originality/value – Since 1990 there has been a major expansion of M&As in high‐tech sectors, many involving the acquisition of small and young start‐ups. To address this important topic the authors present h...

Author-supplied keywords

  • Acquisitions and mergers
  • High‐tech industry
  • Innovation performance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Organizational innovation
  • Post‐merger integration
  • Value creation

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Authors

  • Matteo Rossi

  • Shlomo Yedidia Tarba

  • Amos Raviv

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