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Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (24/06/2014 04.01)

Micro-foundations for research in acquisitions of high tech firms: the role of TMT

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The research studies the role of Top Management Team (TMT) of the target company and of the acquiring firm in the acquisitions of young high-tech firms. Previous research on the topic has studied the acquisitions of young high-tech firms using firm-level data. We focus on the role of individuals, and in particular, of the members of the TMT, who are responsible for strategic decisions, to offer a rigorous micro-foundation of the theme. Our main insight is that the key individuals involved in acquisitions of high-tech firms possess specific knowledge, which is crucial to the acquisition. Then, we analyse how the features of TMT have an impact on post-acquisition re-organization process and, ultimately, on the post-acquisition performance. We pay particular attention to cases in which individuals are particularly salient, for example, acquisitions involving companies in the pre-patenting phase.

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Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsAlbania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, FYRoMacedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, MOLDOVA, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City
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Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
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Politecnico di Milano – Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale

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Milano - Italy