Strategic investment decision-making; mergers and acquisitions towards Industry 4.0

Alkaraan, Fadi (2021) Strategic investment decision-making; mergers and acquisitions towards Industry 4.0. In: Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions. Emerald, pp. 39-52. ISBN 9781800717206

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Abstract

Scholars have been conducting serious research mainstream on the human,
organizational and cultural aspects of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for
more than three decades. The current globalization is faced by the challenge
to meet the continuously growing worldwide demand for capital and consumer
goods by simultaneously ensuring a sustainable evolvement of human existence
in its social, environmental and economic dimensions. Currently, a new era of
M&A is emerging through a wave of strategic investment decision-making
toward Industry 4.0 (I4.0) strategy. The new waves of M&A can be viewed
as comprehensive integration of manufacturing systems, production processes,
digital communications technologies and automated machines. I4.0 strategy
will make supply chains and production processes more interconnected, efficient
and flexible, allowing mass-customization and virtual production. This
chapter offers state of the art review of I4.0 based on recent developments
in research and practice. This chapter offers an overview of opportunities and
challenges associated with M&A activities toward I4.0, and suggestions for
future research.

Keywords:Strategic investment decision, mergers and acquisitions, Industry I4.0, business model transformation
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N400 Accounting
M Law > M221 Business and Commercial Law
N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N211 Strategic Management
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:45884
Deposited On:25 Aug 2021 13:27

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