Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/116569
Title:
How managers construe risk in business acquisitions
Authors:
Harris, Elaine P.
Abstract:
Business acquisitions are among the most important strategic investment decisions. Within a management control framework, there is a need for analysis techniques that reflect on experience and utilise organisational learning in future decisions. This paper provides an insight into managers' perceptions of the risk involved in acquisitions, as part of the learning process in building expertise in an organisation embarking on an acquisitions strategy. The paper reports on the results of a case study which elicited managers' risk constructs, in order to assess the risk profile of proposed business acquisitions. It uses personal construct theory with a group of managers to map the risks involved in acquisitions as an aid to future decision making.
Citation:
How managers construe risk in business acquisitions 2007, 7 (8):1057 International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management
Publisher:
Inderscience Publishers
Journal:
International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/116569
DOI:
10.1504/IJRAM.2007.015294
Additional Links:
http://www.inderscience.com/link.php?id=15294
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Research Article
ISSN:
1466-8297; 1741-5241
Appears in Collections:
Roehampton Business School Collection

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dc.contributor.authorHarris, Elaine P.en
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-29T12:53:24Z-
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dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationHow managers construe risk in business acquisitions 2007, 7 (8):1057 International Journal of Risk Assessment and Managementen
dc.identifier.issn1466-8297-
dc.identifier.issn1741-5241-
dc.identifier.doi10.1504/IJRAM.2007.015294-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/116569-
dc.descriptionResearch Articleen
dc.description.abstractBusiness acquisitions are among the most important strategic investment decisions. Within a management control framework, there is a need for analysis techniques that reflect on experience and utilise organisational learning in future decisions. This paper provides an insight into managers' perceptions of the risk involved in acquisitions, as part of the learning process in building expertise in an organisation embarking on an acquisitions strategy. The paper reports on the results of a case study which elicited managers' risk constructs, in order to assess the risk profile of proposed business acquisitions. It uses personal construct theory with a group of managers to map the risks involved in acquisitions as an aid to future decision making.en
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dc.relation.urlhttp://www.inderscience.com/link.php?id=15294en
dc.subjectRisk, Reliability and Safetyen
dc.subjectSecurity and Emergency Managementen
dc.titleHow managers construe risk in business acquisitionsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Risk Assessment and Managementen
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