The strategy behind mergers and acquisitions: The benefits, risks and an agenda for future research

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    Mergers and acquisitions within any industry attract business analysis commentary, widespread media attention, public interest and the attention of other trades that are affected by these mergers. The scale of changes, the number of employees involved and the number of redundancies, the sums of money involved, share prices, changes occur in consumers' shopping habits, affects on suppliers and affect on small scale retails all provoke interest. Fundamental changes have occurred in the balance of power in the vertical chain following the substantial consolidation in retail markets now dominated by a very limited number of multiple retail chain store groups wielding enormous buying power and driving through aggressive own label strategies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventInternational Research Conference on Management and Finance: IRCMF 2014 - University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Duration: 19 Dec 201419 Dec 2014


    ConferenceInternational Research Conference on Management and Finance
    Country/TerritorySri Lanka
    OtherAnnual International Research Conference on Management and Finance (IRCMF) is organized by the Faculty of Management & Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, with the worthy intention of inculcating a research culture among the academia and the industry. This year, The Faculty is organizing the 9th International Conference which will be held on the 19th December 2014. IRCMF 2014 will be a platform for academics, eminent scholars, novice researchers, and practitioners to share, discuss and debate management issues from theoretical, practical and research perspectives.
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