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Cross Border Acquisitions by Emerging Market Firms: The Role of Board Interlocks
Faisal Mohammad Ahsan, , Sathyajit Gubbi
Published in Academy of Management
Volume: 2019
Issue: 1

ABSTRACT In this article, we explore the role of firm’s network ties in form of board interlocks on its propensity to pursue cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Anchoring on dual lens of network theory and resource dependence theory, our empirical analysis in the Indian context during 2003-2013, finds support for our hypothesis that board interlocks have a positive impact on the number of cross- border mergers and acquisitions done by the focal firm. Findings also show that strengthening of institutional reforms has a substitutive effect on firm’s network ties. Additionally, we also distinguish the contextual effect of network ties on cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Our empirical findings suggest that the relationship between degree of board interlocks and cross-border acquisitions is moderated by the industry context.

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JournalAcademy of Management Proceedings
PublisherAcademy of Management
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