Tingting Yan accepted for publication in International Journal of Operations and Production Management

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Mike Ilitch School of Business Professor of Global Supply Chain Management Tingting Yan has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, which publishes research with the potential to significantly advance the field of operations and supply chain management theoretically and practically.

The article, “Supply chains and the success of M&As: Investigating the effect of structural equivalence of merging firms’ supplier and customer bases,” was co-authored by Sangho Chae (Tilburg University), Byung-Gak Son (Bayes Business School) and Yang S. Yang (University of Texas at El Paso).

Abstract

This study contributes to the M&A and supply network literature by investigating the performance implications of structural equivalence in supplier and customer networks, demonstrating the importance of taking a supply chain view when explaining M&As outcomes. Specifically, the authors suggest considering structural equivalence as a new type of relatedness between merging firms (i.e. relatedness in network resources in explaining post-M&A performance). It also indicates how industry-level vertical resource relatedness, which is about relatedness in internal resources between the two firms, could interact with firm-level network resource relatedness, which is about relatedness in external supply chain resources between the two firms, in affecting post-M&A performance.

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