The role of top managers in M&A: Reviewing thirty years of literature and setting directions for future research
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The present paper reviews the literature on the role of top management teams (TMT) in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Given variety of theoretical lenses applied in this field - such as agency theory or upper echelon – and the plethora of on-going empirical studies in the last three decades, we believe this literature review has a crucial value for the existing strand of studies and future studies to come. In particular, it systematizes the extant knowledge by documenting the contradictory results of prior empirical studies, making argument on the sources of these contradictions, and pointing out future directions of research.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-176412OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-176412DiVA: diva2:866810
QS 20152015-11-032015-11-032015-11-12Bibliographically approved