Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/94860
Authors: 
Granstrand, Ove
Sjölander, Sören
Year of Publication: 
1990
Series/Report no.: 
IUI Working Paper 213
Abstract: 
This paper describes how large, typically multi-technology corporations build up and exploit their technological capability by purchasing small, technology-based firms in order to acquire their technology. The frequency, possible causes and economic effects of this phenomenon are elaborated, based on empirical studies of Swedish industry. A new mechanism for trading technology through the trading of small firms among large firms is proposed.
Subjects: 
Acquisitions
technological progress
JEL: 
D83
G34
O32
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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