Doctoral Dissertations

Title

Case studies of mergers & acquisitions: best practices for technology transfer

Abstract

"In today's world economy mergers and acquisitions are used as a way to acquire, transfer, and retain strategic technologies. Companies face the dilemma that most intellectual capital exists in the form of patents, trademarks, proprietary processes, copyrights, and industrial trade secrets, yet most knowledge resides in individuals - tacit knowledge that comes from experience, education, and other forms of learning...This dissertation examined seven cases of companies that were involved in strategic related acquisitions. The research findings demonstrate that plans prepared during pre-merger evidence presentations could change drastically at the post-merger stage. The pre-merger process consists of a series of activities culminating in the process of due diligence prior to closing. During post-merger, adjustments to the implementation, integration, and communications plans are necessary. The investigation of the plans of these seven cases reveal the extensive use of project management skills with a semi-uniform set of activities, resulting in a proposed process format that can increase the probability of a successful transfer of technology"--Abstract, leaf iii.

Advisor(s)

Spurlock, David
Myers, Donald D., 1939-2009

Committee Member(s)

Nystrom, Halvard E.
Martin, James H.
Grasman, Scott E. (Scott Erwin)

Department(s)

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Engineering Management

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2007

Pagination

xiii, 175 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 168-173).

Geographic Coverage

United States

Rights

© 2007 Ildefonso Gonzalez Artigas, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Consolidation and merger of corporations -- United States
Technology transfer -- Case studies
Technology transfer -- Management -- United States

Thesis Number

T 9316

Print OCLC #

237791682

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b6432606~S5

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