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    Post-acquisition integration behaviour of nascent African multinational enterprises

    Ibeh, Kevin and Makhmadshoev, D. (2018) Post-acquisition integration behaviour of nascent African multinational enterprises. Journal of Business Research 93 , pp. 255-267. ISSN 0148-2963.

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    This paper explores nascent African MNEs’ approach to integrating intra-regional acquisitions, including the theoretical link between such decisions and the acquirer’s resource position. It contributes by offering rare evidence of these firms’ preference for control-availing absorption-type integration approach and of how their resource profile, acquisition motives and target’s institutional environment affect this preference. The paper counsels newer MNEs to focus on developing mission-critical capabilities ahead of international acquisitions. Amidst concerns about the value-creating credentials of EMNEs’ up-market acquisitions, including their typical hands-off partnering approach, and the uncertain global economic order, our paper proffers absorption-type integration approach and Rugmanian intra-regional acquisitions, respectively, as a credible alternative and probable safer harbour for newer MNEs. A propositional checklist is additionally presented for future research.


    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Kevin Ibeh
    Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2018 12:49
    Last Modified: 11 Jun 2021 08:18


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