Chinese acquisitions in the UK: a multiple case-study approach

Vukicevic, J. ORCID: 0000-0003-3734-0140, 2017. Chinese acquisitions in the UK: a multiple case-study approach. In: 43rd European International Business Academy (EIBA) Annual Conference, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, 14-16 December 2017.

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The last decade has seen an emergence of research on Chinese acquisitions in advanced economies. Our understanding of their acquisition behaviour has developed but there is a notable absence of evidence from the UK. Using a multiple case study approach this study examines acquisitions by Chinese multinational enterprises in the UK context. Focusing on the manufacturing, semiconductor and automotive industries it investigates the types of strategic assets sought by Chinese MNEs and their approach towards target firms. The findings suggest that i) strategic assets sought in Britain are similar to those sought in Europe. ii) they tend to prefer a light-touch acquisition approach but this is not true in all cases.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Vukicevic, J.
Date: December 2017
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 08 Jan 2018 16:50
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2018 16:50

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