hh.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Are Mergers and Acquisitions a Successful Way of Growth - A Case Study of Astra Zeneca
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
2009 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Title: Are Mergers and Acquisitions a successful way of growth- A Case Study of AstraZeneca

Subject: Bachelors thesis within the field of Business Management, School of Economics and Engineering, Halmstad University, Sweden

Authors: Frida Ekenberg & Simon Utas

Supervisor: Christer Norr

Objective: The objective of this thesis is to analyse the effects of a fusion from a business perspective. Furthermore, a case study approach is used in order to identify factors that have been reached by AstraZeneca through the joint venture.

Working Structure: The thesis is based on a qualitative case study of AstraZeneca. The empirical data is based on interviews with people who were working at the company at the time of the merger and people within the field of the stock market. Furthermore, studies of documents, articles, press releases and annual reports have been used as a framework for the empirical data.

Conclusion: The results from our study are not unequivocal. However, today AstraZeneca is considered to be a successful joint venture since the company is one of the greatest market leaders in the pharmaceutical industry. Even though, the analysis state that the deal created both financial and international advantages, its effects on the share price movement are not equivalent. Furthermore, the share price movement is only a short term effect and since synergy effects were accomplished concurren

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för Ekonomi och Teknik (SET) , 2009.
Keyword [en]
Mergers and Acquisitions, Growth, Astra Zeneca
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-2942Local ID: 2082/3344OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-2942DiVA: diva2:240160
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2009-09-07 Created: 2009-09-07 Last updated: 2009-09-07

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(708 kB)1442 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 708 kBChecksum SHA-512
9d0816e715c422afacba66346a185bdf706d3bba0264f6fd81edc1b4179e6789739206af5fb381cee8de86df3821a75157791ce6578e4982d13efbabb716f35837153a1995757622a5cf5f43db6affbd
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Business and Engineering (SET)

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 1442 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 1477 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf