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Title: Effects of cross-border acquisitions on efficiency and productivity of acquired companies: evidence from cement industry
Authors: Savović, Slađana
Mimović, Predrag
Journal: International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2020
Abstract: © 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the effects of cross-border acquisitions on the efficiency and productivity of acquired companies in the cement industry in the context of a transitional economy. Design/methodology/approach: The Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and Malmquist Productivity Index were used to assess the efficiency and productivity of the acquired companies over the period 2000–2018. DEA and Malmquist index are combined with bootstrapping to perform succinct statistical inferences for determining the accuracy of results. The study assesses partial efficiency and productivity of three inputs: material, capital and labour, as well as the total factor efficiency and productivity of the acquired companies in the short and long term after the acquisitions. Findings: The research results suggest that efficiency of material, efficiency of labour and the total factor efficiency of the acquired companies are higher after the acquisitions than before, while efficiency of capital is lower. In addition, the results show that the acquisitions had a positive impact on total factor productivity of the acquired companies. Practical implications: The results of this study have practical implications for managers, especially for policy-makers and industry analysts in deciding whether to encourage or discourage cross-border acquisitions in transitional economies. Originality/value: The study contributes to a better understanding of the impact of cross-border acquisitions on efficiency and productivity of acquired companies in the manufacturing industry. Research in transitional economies related to subject matter is limited, and this study is the first empirical investigation of the effect of cross-border acquisitions on the efficiency and productivity in the cement industry in Serbia by applying the Data Envelopment Analysis.
URI: https://scidar.kg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/12939
Type: article
DOI: 10.1108/IJPPM-07-2020-0372
ISSN: 17410401
SCOPUS: 85097927211
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Economics, Kragujevac

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