The objectives for this course are:
• To help students to develop a deeper understanding of Merger Wawes.
• To provide students an understanding of what makes M&A critical in achieving a competitive advantage.
• To underscore the importance of basics in effectively approaching and addressing the complex nature of international strategies.
• To recognize what are the key ingredients of M&A and apply them to different industry.
• To learn a variety of concepts and frameworks concerning organizational conflict management, the choice of a business partner, and some sub-processes of integration.
• To provide access to tools that students can use in their future careers for effectively designing, managing, and evolving M&A.
This course teaches students an understanding of various definition and examples of M&A from existing international management literature and from a set of example cases that illustrate international strategies in many different industries. This course also explores drivers of M&A through a series of cases of companies involved in international strategies. Among the topics covered are:
• What cross-border M&A are, why companies use them.
• The role of M&A in business competition and in different industrial settings.
• The design of M&A, including the choice of partner and of structure.
• How M&A are designed and managed over their lifetime.
Required readings will consist of academic articles and elsewhere. Further Information on case packet will be given in the first class.