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Opening M&A strategy to investors: predictors and outcomes of transparency during organizational transition

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Opening M&A strategy to investors : predictors and outcomes of transparency during organizational transition. / Yakis-Douglas, Basak; Angwin, Duncan Neil; Ahn, Kwangwon ; Meadows, Maureen .

In: Long Range Planning, Vol. 50, No. 3, 06.2017, p. 411-422.

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Yakis-Douglas, Basak ; Angwin, Duncan Neil ; Ahn, Kwangwon ; Meadows, Maureen . / Opening M&A strategy to investors : predictors and outcomes of transparency during organizational transition. In: Long Range Planning. 2017 ; Vol. 50, No. 3. pp. 411-422.

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abstract = "Our study theorizes and tests why organizations engage in more external transparency as an open strategy practice and the share-price related outcomes associated with these practices. Drawing from literature on information asymmetry, we suggest that organizations that depart from their existing strategy or deviate from industry norms are more likely to open up their strategy in order to escape negative evaluations by analysts and scrutiny by investors. We further investigate how the stock market responds to more openness in strategy. In a dataset comprising of a sample of 472 M&A deals and 886 associated corporate voluntary communications over a five-year period, we find that the likelihood of organizations engaging in open strategy practices that contribute to external transparency is associated with the degree to which an organization{\textquoteright}s strategy differs from industry norms, but is not associated with how much it varies from its existing one. Regarding organizational outcomes of increased openness in strategy, we illustrate that increasing the transparency of M&A strategy to investors through voluntary communications can bring share-price related benefits. Our research contributes to literature on open strategy, information asymmetry, and managing M&A. ",
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