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From Employment to Entrepreneurship: The Effects of Merger and Acquisition
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0820-2769
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Regardless of the reasons stimulating M&As, the engaged firms are confronted with tough challenges and the need to assure a successful integration of the firms involved. A common short-term outcome of a M&A is reorganization through downsizing, reducing research and development activities and cutting down employees. With companies facing difficulties and inconveniences during the period of post-M&A, the concerned employees and their careers are compromised. This paper examines the conditions under which M&As affect the propensity of employees to switch from employment to entrepreneurship.

We empirically investigate Swedish firms being involved in a M&A during the time period 2000-2009. We isolate firms operating in knowledge intensive industries yielding 35 239 observations including 9482 unique firms and 1395 mergers and acquisitions. Applying a fixed effect negative binomial regression, we confirm that the size difference, activity match and productivity difference have an impact on the number of spin-outs generated after a M&A. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013.
Keyword [en]
M&A, spin-outs, downsizing, self-employment
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-127389OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-127389DiVA: diva2:644035
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Nordic Academy of Management Conference
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QC 20140312

Available from: 2013-08-29 Created: 2013-08-29 Last updated: 2014-03-12Bibliographically approved

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