Given that “as firms change in size and scope, a fundamental choice they make is whether to support this change internally or externally”. This study tries to understand by means of an in-depth longitudinal case study the following questions: Should firms expand into a new country by expanding current operations or should they acquire an existing firm in a new country? When are mergers/acquisitions needed? How do firms integrate these acquisitions and how do knowledge flows in firms based on the evolution strategies?
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