By Cooper C.L., Finkelstein S.

Each one choice of articles that makes up a quantity of Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions paints an image of up to date learn in this subject. during this quantity, now we have seven contributions from students in North the US, Europe, and Asia, and those papers jointly tackle acquisition technique and acquisition integration, profitable bargains and unsuccessful ones, possession constitution and managerial constitution, possibility and go back, wisdom protection and data move, construction belief and cultivating feelings, and alliances and networks. This breadth of cognizance around the spectrum of study percentages on mergers and acquisitions is extraordinary in that it indicates either that this subject has morphed lately to surround a large array of matters that move a ways past what previous generations of students involved themselves with, and that there's nonetheless a lot more to be discovered in regards to the methods and function of mergers and acquisitions.One of the advantages of an edited quantity of articles on a middle subject is the chance it offers to assemble not just the variety of subject matters defined above, yet a variety of equipment in addition. The insights that emerge from those a number of tools might be extra diverse than may perhaps rather be the case, and provide an extra strength contribution.In bringing jointly a suite of 7 diversified papers by means of students from assorted disciplines, with assorted examine agendas, and hailing from diversified nations - but all of whom are tackling an analogous normal phenomenon - this quantity deals anything that can not be simply replicated in different boards. the variety of disciplines, views, and nations is awesome, yet so are the variety of themes, matters, methodologies, and learn questions they convey to endure to make clear an analogous primary, and demanding, function of organizational existence - mergers and acquisitions.

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1995). , Cost of Goods Sold). , 1995). Cost of goods sold represents the costs incurred in producing products or services, and the cost of raw materials tends to be a significant portion of this cost. Suppliers’ firm-specific investments may include specific knowledge about product features, manufacturing skills, after-sale service, and timely delivery of the products and services to the firm (Bensaou & Anderson, 1999). , 1995). Following Bowen et al. (1995), we adjust cost of goods sold as reported on the income statement by subtracting the change in the LIFO reserve to attenuate the effects of accounting method choice on this variable.

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