volume 28, issue 3, P355-379 2020
DOI: 10.1108/mbr-02-2019-0010
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Ronaldo Parente, Keith James Kelley, Yannick Thams, Marcelo J. Alvarado-Vargas

Abstract: Purpose Drawing upon the eclectic paradigm and the regulative dimension of institutional distance theory, it is posited that to understand a firms’ cross-border merger and acquisition (CBMA) location choices, it is critical to examine the acquirers’ ownership advantages. Design/methodology/approach Using a sample of CBMAs undertaken by US firms from 1999 to 2015, the paper explores the extent to which acquiring firm ownership advantages – financial and innovation capabilities – influence target firm country…

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