The SME perspective on motives and success factors in cross-border mergers: The importance of network position
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to address two research questions. First: what causes an small and medium enterprises (SME) to engage in a merger with a multinational group and thereby change its relationships and to start functioning in a hierarchical structure which may be viewed as being the integration of a weaker entity by a stronger and bigger one? And second: what causes the successful continuation of a cross-border merger project from the perspective of an SME? The concept of the network position is adopted to undertake a longitudinal study of an IT company from Poland. From the perspective of the SME, its own perceived important network position resulting from the resources it possesses, the ability to decide how they are utilised, as well as relationships strongly supported by trust and a good atmosphere are key motives and success factors for the merger.
|Journal series||IMP Journal, ISSN 2059-1403, e-ISSN 0809-7259, (0 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||1.3|
|Keywords in English||Internationalization, Acquisitions and mergers, Small- and medium-sized enterprises, Cross-border merger, Network picture, Network position|
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|Publication indicators||= 2|
|Citation count*||4 (2020-01-13)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.