La diversificazione attraverso acquisizioni: mercato target e raggio d'azione

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Diversification through acquisitions: target market and range of action

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Through the analysis of 714 acquisitions carried out in the 2007-13 period by 498 buyers in 61 countries, this research examines how the probability that a company chooses to make an acquisition for production diversification is influenced by the extraneousness of the target market where the operation is carried out. The study shows that the pre-acquisition conditions of the purchaser in terms of radius of action, ie of degree of production diversification and internationalization, play an important role. In particular, the fact that the company has already undertaken production diversification strategies in the past increases the propensity to further diversify, even in extraneous geographical contexts. On the contrary, as the target market becomes more foreign, companies that have followed a growth path based on internationalization show a greater propensity to grow within their business.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Diversification through acquisitions: target market and range of action
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)73-84
Number of pages12
JournalECONOMIA & MANAGEMENT
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • acquisitions
  • acquisizioni
  • diversification
  • diversificazione
  • firm scope
  • internationalization
  • internazionalizzazione
  • raggio d'azione

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