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Re-organising the logistics resources of companies after mergers and acquisitions

Norrman, Andreas LU ; Häkkinen, Lotta and Ojala, Lauri (2003) 8th International Symposium on Logistics In Logistics and networked organisations : proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Logistics, Sevilla, Spain, 6 - 8th July 2003 p.525-532
Abstract
This paper discusses the relation between logistics and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) of companies within the same industry and same industry level (i.e. horizontal M&A). The purpose is to study the effects of M&A on the logistics resources of companies and the possibility for companies to benefit from the re-organising of these resources in the form of synergies. The study hopes to add to existing knowledge by examining the logistics aspects of M&A situations, which has remained a fairly unexplored field in M&A research. The paper reports on the results of a multiple case study covering eight horizontal M&A deals performed by Finnish companies during 1997-2002 in manufacturing industries. The study provides... (More)
This paper discusses the relation between logistics and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) of companies within the same industry and same industry level (i.e. horizontal M&A). The purpose is to study the effects of M&A on the logistics resources of companies and the possibility for companies to benefit from the re-organising of these resources in the form of synergies. The study hopes to add to existing knowledge by examining the logistics aspects of M&A situations, which has remained a fairly unexplored field in M&A research. The paper reports on the results of a multiple case study covering eight horizontal M&A deals performed by Finnish companies during 1997-2002 in manufacturing industries. The study provides empirical evidence on the importance of logistics aspects as direct or indirect M&A objectives, and as a potential source for value creation in M&A. The gathered empirical data is fairly narrow, however the reported results provide a good basis for continuing the construction of tentative theory in this research area. (Less)
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Logistics and networked organisations : proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Logistics, Sevilla, Spain, 6 - 8th July 2003
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8th International Symposium on Logistics
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  abstract     = {This paper discusses the relation between logistics and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) of companies within the same industry and same industry level (i.e. horizontal M&A). The purpose is to study the effects of M&A on the logistics resources of companies and the possibility for companies to benefit from the re-organising of these resources in the form of synergies. The study hopes to add to existing knowledge by examining the logistics aspects of M&A situations, which has remained a fairly unexplored field in M&A research. The paper reports on the results of a multiple case study covering eight horizontal M&A deals performed by Finnish companies during 1997-2002 in manufacturing industries. The study provides empirical evidence on the importance of logistics aspects as direct or indirect M&A objectives, and as a potential source for value creation in M&A. The gathered empirical data is fairly narrow, however the reported results provide a good basis for continuing the construction of tentative theory in this research area.},
  author       = {Norrman, Andreas and Häkkinen, Lotta and Ojala, Lauri},
  booktitle    = {Logistics and networked organisations : proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Logistics, Sevilla, Spain, 6 - 8th July 2003},
  editor       = {Pawar, Kulwant S. and Muffatto, M.},
  isbn         = {0-85358-121-5},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {525--532},
  title        = {Re-organising the logistics resources of companies after mergers and acquisitions},
  year         = {2003},
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