Integration and Reorganisation of Industrial R&D : Deficits and Perspectives of Empirical Research


Grimpe, Christoph


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/1205
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-12052
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2005
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: G34 M10 M54 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Integration , Forschung und Entwicklung , Organisation
Abstract: The combination of research and development units following a merger or an acquisition usually requires a broad and widespread integration project to ensure that a company's innovative capabilities are carried forward into the future. Previous research has shown, however, that the combined companies tend to produce fewer innovations after the transaction than before. Based on a set of theoretical hypotheses, nine empirical studies are analysed with respect to their contribution to the research problem. The review shows substantial shortcomings in content and methodology which do not allow the hypotheses to be evaluated adequately.
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