Brief Dissertation Overview

In three essays of my dissertation, I propose to examine novel research questions about technological acquisitions by incorporating the dynamics that emerge from employees. In particular, I study to what extent acquisitions facilitate collaboration between inventors from the target and the acquiring firms. In the three essays, I take advantage of individual-level data in order to answer questions that the existing M&A literature has not yet fully addressed. Empirically, I focus on acquisitions where the participating firms have patents from the USPTO in order to follow the inventors employed by these firms.

Refereed Papers

Books Chapters

Conference Proceedings

  • Mingo, S., Morales, F. 2014. Culture, Geography, and the Interaction Effect of Networks on Private Equity Investments in Three Emerging Market Regions. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.