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Long-run share performance in cross-border acquisitions

Please the following article, and make sure to identify methodology, gaps, and key findings.

Conn, C., & Michie, J. (2001). Long-run share performance of UK firms engaging in cross-border acquisitions. Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge.

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1. Please pay attention to your university's suggested citation style. This citation style should also tell you how to format your final paper, e.g. cover paper, headings format, etc.
My first reaction when I opened the article was "What?!?" I tell you, the paper's length demands such a reaction. However, on second look, the length of the paper, all 87 pages of it, is justified. After all the paper is about the long-run share performance of U.K. firms which means share prices of several companies - something that inspires voluminous data, figures and tables. So upon a cursory reading of the entire paper, I was proven right - half of the paper is devoted to figures and tables about the authors' findings.
My second reaction was why is this the first paper I have read about the study of the impact of mergers and acquisitions on the share prices of the acquiring companies? Nevertheless, I am glad I came about this article. It was very informative.
Lastly, in the introductory page of the paper, it was mentioned that "This paper is circulated for discussion and comment only and should not be quoted without the permission of the authors" (Conn & Cosh, 2001, p. 2). I was wondering if we have this permission.
Methodology
Given the authors' research question, the study involved the examination of the share prices of "3,260 acquisitions of public and private ...

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