Explaining the trends in the UK cross-border mergers & acquisitions: an analysis of macro-economic factors

Moshfique Uddin, Agyenim Boateng

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    Abstract

    Most of the growth in international production over the past decades has been via cross-border mergers and acquisitions (CBM&As). Yet prior studies examining the trajectory of cross-border M&A activities as an entry mode of FDI have focused on industry and firm level factors. Dunning (2009) emphasised the importance of macroeconomic variables which may explain foreign direct investment and called for more research to improve our understanding on the effects of macroeconomic variables.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)547-556
    Number of pages10
    JournalInternational Business Review
    Volume20
    Early online date14 Dec 2010
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

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    Keywords

    • mergers and acquisitions
    • UK financial market
    • macroeconomics

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