Technological Trajectory, Corporate Strategy, and Performance

Andrea Contigiani, Management, The Wharton School

Abstract: This study explores acquisition strategy of the U.S. technology sector. I plan to build a comprehensive and detailed dataset of acquisitions of US and foreign startups by US technology companies. On this data, I will carry out empirical analysis to answer two fundamental questions. What firm and environment characteristics drive the acquisition strategy of technology companies? How do acquisition strategy characteristics impact the economic performance of technology companies?

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