Causal ambiguity, cultural integration and partner attractiveness as determinants of knowledge transfer: evidence from Finnish acquisitions Online publication date: Sun, 26-Jun-2011
by Paulina Junni, Riikka M. Sarala
European J. of International Management (EJIM), Vol. 5, No. 4, 2011
Abstract: This study aims to explain knowledge transfer in acquisitions by examining the impact of causal ambiguity of knowledge, partner attractiveness and organisational cultural integration (convergence and crossvergence). We test our model on quantitative data from domestic and international acquisitions conducted by Finnish companies. The results provide evidence for a negative influence of causal ambiguity and for a positive impact of partner attractiveness and organisational cultural integration. The findings also show that causal ambiguity can moderate the effects of partner attractiveness and organisational cultural integration.
Online publication date: Sun, 26-Jun-2011
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