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Programme

Day 1 | Wednesday, 24 April 2019


08:30-08:45

Registration

08:45-09:00

Welcome by ANDY LOCKETT, Dean, Warwick Business School

09:00-09:15

Opening by KOEN HEIMERIKS, Professor of Strategy, Warwick Business School

09:15-09.45

OPENING KEYNOTE by PHILIPPE HASPESLAGH, Professor and Honorary Dean, Vlerick Business School. Chairman at Ardo.

 

The Past, Present and Future of Research and Practice in M&A

 

THEME 1: STRATEGY AND STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT

09.45-10.15

KEYNOTE #1 by JAMES ALLISON, Executive VicePresident, Corporate Strategy, M&A and Treasury, Unilever

10.15-10.45

THOUGHT LEADER REFLECTION #1 by MAURIZIO ZOLLO, Dean's Chaired Professor in Strategy & Sustainability, Bocconi.

10.45-11.15

Break

11.15-12.30

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

 

Discussants: MAURIO ZOLLO and JAMES ALLISON

#1 D. Kim. Predictable Exodus: Startup Acquisitions and Employee Departures. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

#2 A. Wallot, X. Guerra. The Impact of Financial Advisor Individuals Experience on their Clients’ Acquisition Premia. University of St Gallen

#3 J. Salvado, F. Vermeulen. Acquisitions and The Visual Representation of Strategy. London Business School

#4 A. Shakhortov, J. Reuer. Economies of Scope and Optimal Due Diligence in Corporate Acquisitions. University of Illinois & University of Colorado

12:30-13:30

Networking Lunch

 

THEME 2: BEHAVIOURAL DYNAMICS & TECHNOLOGY

13.30-14.00

KEYNOTE #2 by JAMES MCLETCHIE, Partner, U.K. Head of Merger Management Practice, McKinsey & Company

14.00-14.30

THOUGHT LEADER REFLECTION #2 by TOMI LAAMANEN, Professor of Strategic Management, University of St. Gallen

14.00-15.00

Break

15.00-16.15

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

 

Discussants: TOMI LAAMANEN and JAMES MCLETCHIE

#1 F. Bauer, D. King, S. Schriber, C. Kruckenhauser. Learning to Handle Ambiguity: The Impact of Codification on Acquisition Integration Outcomes. Egger

#2 G. Sieiro, J. Gordon, B. Lamont, K. Galdino, K. Ellis. Bulge Bracket Advisors and Deal Completion Time: The Moderating Role of Market Perception. Florida State University, Florida State University, Florida State University, Georgia Southern University and Florida Atlantic University

#3 K. Kolev, S. Wuorinen, G. McNamara, J. Haleblian. Red or Blue, What's the Difference? CEO Political Orientation and Acquisition Actions and Outcomes. Michigan State University

#4 C. Oberg. How do social ties affect customer retention following M&As? Örebro University

16.15-16.45

Break

16.45-17.45

TALK OF THE TOWN: Thought Leaders from Academia and Practice on 'Leadership in M&A'

 

Round table and plenary discussions with:

JAMES ALLISON, MAURIZIO ZOLLO, JAMES MCLETCHIE, and TOMI LAAMANEN.

18:00

Drinks and Networking Walking Dinner

   

Day 2 | Thursday, 25 April 2019


 

THEME 3: ROLE OF CONTEXT IN M&A

09.00-09.30

KEYNOTE #3 by MARK GUNTHER Senior Director Global Ventures, Philips Lighting

09.30-10.00

THOUGHT LEADER REFLECTION #3 by WILL MITCHELL, Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialization, Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman,

10.00-10.30

Break

10.30-12.00

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

 

Discussants: WILL MITCHELL and MARK GUNTHER

#1 E. Bettinazzi, M. Schijven, Maurizio Zollo. Value Creation In Acquisitions: Configurations of Pre-Deal Characteristics, Acquisition Capabilities, and Post-Acquisition Decisions. Università della Svizzera italiana, University of Illinois & Imperial College

#2 H. Stöckl. Context really matters in M&A! Tovoy Solutions

#3 G. Chondrakis, C. Serrano, R. Ziedonis. Information Disclosure and Technology Acquisitions: Evidence. ESADE Business School

#4 A. Oleksiak, D. Faems, P. de Faria. Post-Acquisition Integration Strategic Choices: Do Inherited Alliances Play a Role? University of Groningen, Otto Beisheim School of Management & University of Groningen

12.00-13.30

Lunch

 

THEME 4: BEST PRACTICES IN TECH M&A

13.30-14.00

KEYNOTE #4 by KARL-MICHAEL POPP, Senior Director, SAP
14.00-14.30 THOUGHT LEADER REFLECTION #4 by MELISSA GRAEBNER, Associate Professor of Management, UT Austin

14.30-15.00

Break

15.00-16.15

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

 

Discussants: MELISSA GRAEBNER and KARL-MICHAEL POPP

#1 E. Shijaku, D. King, A. Urtasun, Alliances and Acquisitions: Diverging Firm Capabilities? University of Barcelona, Florida State University & University of Navarra

#2 C. Van Gampelaere. The Vicars Model. Global PMI Partners

#3 K. Heimeriks , M. Graebner, W. Mitchell. Deliberate learning and sources of knowledge in mergers and acquisitions. Warwick Business School, The University of Texas at Austin & Rotman School of Management

#4 P. Desyllas, M. Goosen, C. Phelps, Penalized or Prized? Stock Market Reaction to Relational Complexity of Acquisitions. University of Bath, Tilburg University & McGill University

16.15-16.45

Break

16.45-18.00

TALK OF THE TOWN –Thought Leaders from Academia and Practice on 'State of the Art in M&A

18.00

Wrap Up and Drinks