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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Motives for Telecom Mergers and Acquisitions


Volume 9, Issue 4, December 2014, Pages 1809–1817

 Motives for Telecom Mergers and Acquisitions

Godfred Yaw Koi-Akrofi1

1 Senior Lecturer, Department of Information Technology, University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Accra, Ghana

Original language: English

Received 16 September 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The main objective of this work was to catalogue and bring to the fore, the various driving forces or motives that push leaders of Telecom companies to enter into mergers and acquisitions. The aim was to do a comprehensive review of literature on motives for mergers and acquisitions in the Telecommunications industry, to help researchers in this particular area, and also managers of Telecommunications companies, to understand better the dynamics of mergers and acquisitions worldwide. The work was purely a review of literature on motives for mergers and acquisitions. After a comprehensive review, the motives which stood out were Synergy, Growth, Improving market standing, creating wealth for shareholders, and Empire building for managers, in that order.

Author Keywords: motives, telecommunications, merger, acquisition, synergy, growth.


How to Cite this Article


Godfred Yaw Koi-Akrofi, “Motives for Telecom Mergers and Acquisitions,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 1809–1817, December 2014.