UDC 005.94
Biblid: 0543-3657, 63 (2012)
Vol. 63, No 1148, pp. 190-205

Izvorni naučni rad
Received: 12 Dec 2012
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970


Savović Slađana (Asistent, Ekonomski fakultet, Univerzitet u Kragujevcu), ssladjana@kg.ac.rs

The primary aim of this study is to investigate the impact of knowledge transfer and learning on success of international acquisitions. In knowledge-based economy, knowledge and learning are imperative for development of sustainable competitive advantage and long-term profitability. International acquisitions form a new combined community, in which two organizations with different cultures are integrating, providing the ability for transfer and improvement of knowledge, which is necessary for competition in the uncertain and complex business environment. In recent time, researchers, as M&A success factors emphasize the importance of learning, both in the form of knowledge improving and developing in the international context and based on previous accumulated experience in takeovers. In addition to specifying the different motives and incentive factors for international acquisitions, the study will focus on whether and how knowledge transfer and learning can affect the success of acquisitions. This study will examine possibilities for knowledge transfer and learning in context of international acquisitions, factors of effective knowledge transfer and results of the existing empirical research focusing on the impact of knowledge transfer and learning on acquisition success.

Keywords: Knowledge transfer, learning, international acquisitions, performance