The influence of mergers and acquisitions on the innovation activity of companies represents a much-examined area of research. So far, only little consideration has been given to the case of a “de-merger”, i.e. the deliberate separation of companies or the spin-off of parts of the company. Above all, such transactions are motivated by a (stronger) focus on the “core competences” of the selling company. De-mergers should hence increase the innovative capacity. The project is therefore intended to look into the influence of a de-merger on the innovative capacity of the selling companies using data on innovation behaviour and M&A transaction activities.
Discussion and Working Papers
Grimpe, Christoph and Katrin Hussinger (2008), Building and Blocking: The Two Faces of Technology Acquisition, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 08-042, Mannheim. Download
Grimpe, Christoph and Katrin Hussinger (2007), Firm Acquisitions and Technology Strategy: Corporate versus Private Equity Investors, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 07-066, Mannheim, LLL:citation.label.journal: Economic Letters. Download