Towards a learning perspective on Knowledge/Technology transfer through corporate acquisitions

M. Huysman, D. Leonard, A. Nicolle

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    Abstract

    Although corporate acquisitions are on the rise, not much is known about the micro processes of knowledge and technology transfer after the deal is closed. The goal of this present research is to add to this knowledge by reviewing the literature while addressing two questions: 'what enables knowledge transfer in acquisitions' and 'what can organizations do to manage the knowledge transfer more successfully?'. The paper presents an organizational learning perspective on corporate acquisitions and discusses how organizations could learn from past and present acquisitions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002
    EditorsRalph H. Sprague
    PublisherACM, IEEE Computer Society
    Pages3229-3238
    Number of pages10
    Volume2002-January
    ISBN (Electronic)0769514359
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
    Event35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002 - Big Island, United States
    Duration: 7 Jan 200210 Jan 2002

    Conference

    Conference35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002
    CountryUnited States
    CityBig Island
    Period7/01/0210/01/02

    Keywords

    • Computer industry
    • Corporate acquisitions
    • Educational institutions
    • Hardware
    • Knowledge acquisition
    • Knowledge management
    • Knowledge transfer
    • Large-scale systems
    • Research and development
    • Technology transfer

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