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Title: Post-acquisition management and performance of companies in China
Author: He, Yi
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis sets out to provide a systematic examination of post-acquisition management in China. In particular we are concerned to know what changes take place in acquired companies after acquisition and to examine their impact on the performance of the acquired company. We also examine the rationale for acquisitions, the role of the acquiring companies in managing the post-acquisition change process and their approach towards integrating the acquired company. The thesis uses a dual approach combining case studies and surveys aiming to draw a broad picture of post-acquisition management in China with in-depth explanation. The research design and data analysis followed the approach developed in Child et al's (2001) study of the management of international acquisitions in the UK and allowed us to test whether our findings are representative and robust. This dissertation is divided into three parts. Part one (Chapters 2 to 4) aims to discuss theoretical as well as methodological issues relating to the research reported in the dissertation. Part two (Chapters 5 to 9) presents and discusses empirical data resulting from the research carried out within Chinese companies acquired by both Chinese and foreign companies. Part three (Chapters 10 to 11) reviews the key findings of this study and suggests directions for future research.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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