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Case study on knowledge transfer control mechanism in the integration stage of cross-border M&A

Volume 8, Issue 4, August 2023    |    PP. 156-179    |PDF (324 K)|    Pub. Date: August 15, 2023
DOI: 10.54647/economics790411    43 Downloads     506 Views  

Fan He, School of management and economics,Beijing Institute of Technology,100081,Beijing,China
Fanchen Meng, School of management and economics,Beijing Institute of Technology,100081,Beijing,China
Shang Gao, School of management and economics,Beijing Institute of Technology,100081,Beijing,China

Acquiring and absorbing advanced knowledge of overseas subsidiaries of developed countries is an important task for Chinese enterprises in the stage of cross-border merge and integration. In the process of knowledge transfer, there exist so many problems, such as the quantity and value of knowledge transfer is lower than expected, which need to be solved by appropriate control mechanism. This paper takes Chinese enterprises' successful acquisition overseas developed countries enterprises' as an example,and take the process of acquiring and absorbing knowledge from subsidiaries in the integration stage as the research object, and this article also explores the following two research questions: Firstly, what is the impact of different types of control mechanisms implemented by the Chinese parent company on the amount and value of knowledge acquired by the Chinese parent company after the merger? Secondly, will the type of control mechanism implemented by the Chinese parent company over its overseas subsidiaries be affected by the role played by the acquired overseas subsidiaries? This paper takes shenyang machine tool group to carry out the transnational merger and acquisition and knowledge transfer, on the basis of the case to conduct a case study, and put forward some propositions on the basis of case studies, and with the aid of grounded theory to build the knowledge integration develops slowly model belong to cross-border M&A integration phase , Through a series of discussions, the innovation points of this research are summarized, and new propositions are proposed based on the innovation points, so as to achieve the effect of enriching the theory. On this basis, the general rules of knowledge transfer control mechanism implemented by Chinese enterprises in the stage of cross-border merger and integration are finally obtained.

Cross-border mergers and acquisitions; Knowledge transfer; Knowledge integration; Formal control mechanism; Socialized control mechanism; Single case study

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Fan He, Fanchen Meng, Shang Gao, Case study on knowledge transfer control mechanism in the integration stage of cross-border M&A, SCIREA Journal of Economics. Vol. 8 , No. 4 , 2023 , pp. 156 - 179 . https://doi.org/10.54647/economics790411


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