De-Merger Management and Innovative Capabilities

De-Merger Management and Innovative Capabilities

Period: 01.07.2007 – 31.08.2009

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.

Project members

Christoph Grimpe

Christoph Grimpe

Coordinator
Research Associate

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Patrick Beschorner

Patrick Beschorner

Senior Researcher

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Thorsten Doherr

Thorsten Doherr

Researcher

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Kai Hüschelrath

Kai Hüschelrath

Research Associate

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Selected Publications

Grimpe, Christoph and Katrin Hussinger (2008), Building and Blocking: The Two Faces of Technology Acquisition, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 08-042, Mannheim.

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.

Contact

Research Associate, Prof. Dr. Christoph Grimpe