A new era of mergers and acquisitions: towards synergy between Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy

Alkaraan, Fadi (2022) A new era of mergers and acquisitions: towards synergy between Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy. In: Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions. Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, 21 . Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 51-61. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

A new era of M&A is emerging, characterized by new wave of strategic investment
decision-making practices (SIDMP) toward Industry 4.0 (I4.0) technologies
and circular economy. The digital technologies play a significant role
in circular economy transitions and companies’ performance This includes
investment in capability development, vertical and horizontal integration,
effective procurement practices, and effective strategic control mechanisms.
The circular economy strategy is more than just recycling and environmental
concerns. It unlocks new strategies and new ways of strategic thinking. Its
rapid expansion, as a new norm for companies, has characteristics of a fastexpanding
market, given its exponential growth. Yet, there is a need to boardrooms
commitment and responsibilities including oversight and support and a
full-integrated organizational structure, sales, logistics, marketing, production,
development, design, supply management, finance, human resources, and legal.
To achieve successful implementation of SIDMP and M&A, companies should
gather information on environmental, social, and governance issues. Therefore,
it is critical to prioritize their strategies and identify areas that present the
greatest risk on environmental and social issues including human rights, labor,
and ethical issues in the companies supply chain. By creating shared values
between society and shareholders, companies can maintain long-term success,legitimacy, and credibility. This chapter offers debate on recent developments
in research and practice regarding SIDMP and synergy between I4.0 and
circular economy.

Keywords:Mergers and acquisitions, strategic investment decision-making, Industry 4.0, business model transformation, I4.0 strategy, circular economy
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N400 Accounting
N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N340 Financial Management
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:05 May 2022 13:15

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