In the Shadow of the Valley: Private Equity Firms’ Increased Prominence in High-Tech Acquisitions

Funded Research Proposal

Why and how do private equity (PE) firms engage in technology acquisitions, and how do they create and capture value in these transactions? Observational data shows initial evidence that not only are PE firms engaging in an increasing number of technology buyouts, they are also seemingly behaving in distinct ways from both corporate acquirers, as well as PE firms in industries other than high-tech.Read More

Capability-Enhancing Foreign Investments and Evolution of Corporate Scope in Software Services: Market Reactions and Implications for Competitive Advantage

Working Papers

How does the stock market react to competitive actions by firms and their rivals? In this study we empirically explore capability-seeking investments by firms from different strategic groups within an industry and examine their impact on rival firms in the competitive context of global software services.Read More

Fall Conference 2017: Emerging Innovation Leadership Challenges for Global Firms

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Get highlights and takeaways from this conference here. In recent years, the Mack Institute’s conferences have explored challenges that established firms face on a regular basis: acquisition strategies, digital disruption, talent management, and business model innovation, to name a few. This conference takes a holistic approach to these issues from

From Invention to Innovation: A Multi-Study Investigation of Firm Strategy and Outcomes in Clinical Trials

Funded Research Proposal

The translation of invention to innovation is a topic that has received significant research attention in recent times. Scholars have recognized that our understanding of the factors that shape whether and when innovative technologies arise and transform industries cannot be complete without comprehending how scientific or technological discovery evolves into commercial adoption. Read More

A Theory of the Emergence of Organizational Form: The Dynamics of Cross-border Knowledge Production by Indian Firms

Published Research

This paper uses a complex systems perspective to develop a theory of how human interaction dynamics (HID)-strategic decision processes and organizational mechanisms-for knowledge production under uncertainty give rise to a new organizational form. Our theoretical framework is derived from an inductive study of the international expansion of 14 Indian biotechnology and software firms.Read More

Global Initatives: Singapore Management University Program

On Monday July 15, Wharton’s Global Initiatives Program will welcome Singapore Management University Executive MBA students for a week of intensive classes and company visits. The students will engage in sessions about corporate strategy and supply chain management. Mack Institute Co-director Harbir Singh is Wharton’s Vice Dean for Global IntiativesRead More

Progressive Business: Where Turning a Profit and Saving the Planet Collide

If I had a nickel for every time I forgot to recycle, I would approach Richard Branson status. But even Branson himself, the billionaire founder of Virgin Group, has taken the initiative to promote more responsible behavior when it comes to our planet, a move that Wharton-sponsored research says couldRead More