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Management Tools: Mergers and Acquisitions

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How can mergers and acquisitions be used as a management tool?

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Mergers and acquisitions can be used to achieve several management objectives. These include becoming cost efficient. With larger size the firm can achieve economies of scale, greater bargaining ...

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This solution explains the objectives that can be achieved through acquisitions. The sources used are also included in the solution.

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Your report should include:

1.A brief review of relevant academic literature including strategic management issues to arrive at a research question;

2. Explanation and justification of the methodology to be used, methods of data collection including questionnaire( if relevant), types of data to be used, including qualitative and/or quantitative data, an explanation of methods of data analysis, ethical issues to be observed and limitations of your research.

Your report should focus on the two elements outlined above and the following are essentials areas.

(a) Focused research question

(b) Appropriate methodology

(c) Appropriate data collection methods

(d) Appropriate depth of Analysis

(e) Appropriate conclusion

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