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.
- Mingo, S., Morales, F. & Dau, L.A. 2018. The interplay of national distances and regional networks: Private equity investments in emerging markets. Journal of International Business Studies, 49(3): 371–386.
- Mingo, S., Junkunc, M., Morales, F. Forthcoming. The Interplay Between Home and Host Country Institutions: The Case of Private Equity Investments in Emerging Markets. Journal of World Business, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2018.03.005
- Mingo, S., Morales, F., and Junkunc, M. 2013. Private Equity Investments in Emerging Markets, National Governance, and Geographic Distance: The Case of Latin America, 1996-2009. In L. Lieberman and W. Newburry (Eds.), AIBLAT Book Series: Internationalization, Innovation and Sustainability of MNCs in Latin America. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.
- 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.