Competition with Identity Driven Entry

A Principal Multi-Agent Model on the Success of Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Sebastian Burchhardt

Part of the Management, Organisation und ökonomische Analyse book series (MOÖA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Sebastian Burchhardt
    Pages 1-4
  3. Sebastian Burchhardt
    Pages 61-107
  4. Sebastian Burchhardt
    Pages 108-110
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 111-149

About this book


Sebastian Burchhardt develops a game theory model that analyzes the possible behavioral patterns of employees during M&A processes and the impact of such patterns on the success of the transaction itself. The result is the development of a principal-multi-agent model that allows for endogenous contest entry driven by identity. In addition, the model proposes guidance for practical M&A management.


  • Identity and Competition in an Organizational Context
  • The Social Identity Approach in Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Identity-Driven Contest with Endogenous Entry
  • Identity-Driven Group Contest with Endogenous Entry
  • Implications of the Basic Model
  • Implications of the Extended Model for M&A

 Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the fields of mergers & acquisitions, microeconomics and organization theory
  • Practitioners in these areas

 The Author

Dr. Sebastian Burchhardt completed his doctoral studies under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Peter-J. Jost at the Chair of Organization Theory at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar.


Endogenous Entry M&A Management Organization Theory Principal-Multi-Agent Model Social Identity Approach

Authors and affiliations

  • Sebastian Burchhardt
    • 1
  1. 1.WHUVallendarGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-10145-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-10146-6
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