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Title: Japanese innovation strategy and the acquisition of UK information technology firms
Author: Minshall, Timothy Herbert Warren
ISNI:       0000 0001 2433 3799
Awarding Body: University of Cambridge
Current Institution: University of Cambridge
Date of Award: 1997
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Corporate acquisitions can provide an effective mechanism for maintaining growth in conditions of technological uncertainty, but typically suffer very high failure rates. This thesis presents a resource-based framework for analysing corporate acquisitions in times of rapid technological change. The thesis discusses how such acquisitions can be used to access resources that are of immediate use, but also enhance the acquirer's ability to access resources in the future.
Supervisor: Garnsey, Elizabeth ; Oliver, Nick ; Whittaker, Hugh Sponsor: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Dynamic capabilities ; Mergers and acquisitions ; Resource Based View ; Japan ; Information Technology