Quotation Han, John, Marhold, Klaus, Shin, Seungryul Ryan, Kang, Jina. 2018. Human Resources in Technological M&As: Target Firm Inventors’ post- M&A Organizational Context. AoM Annual Meeting 2018, Chicago, United States/USA, 10.08-14.08.




This paper investigates the impact of the target firm inventor’s post-M&A organizational characteristic on firms’ open innovation performance following technological M&As. Specifically, extending the previous literature which merely focused on how many of the target firm’s inventors were retained after the M&A, the paper suggests more detailed dimensions of target firm inventor retention, i.e., the target firm inventor network retention and the target firm inventor field retention. The study investigates how these factors affect the post-M&A innovation process in terms of knowledge preservation and synergy realization. Using logit transformed ordinary least square regression and negative binomial regression, 99 M&A deals of 73 firms in the biopharmaceutical industry from 2001 to 2009 were investigated. The key implications of this paper are that by changing the post-M&A organizational context of the target firm inventors, firms can better leverage their innovation performance and align it with the ultimate goal of the technological M&A.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Human Resources in Technological M&As: Target Firm Inventors’ post- M&A Organizational Context
Event AoM Annual Meeting 2018
Year 2018
Date 10.08-14.08
Country United States/USA
Location Chicago


Marhold, Klaus (Details)
Han, John (Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials, Republic of Korea)
Kang, Jina (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Shin, Seungryul Ryan (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
2943 Research and innovation management (Details)
2951 Technology transfer (Details)
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