Empirical study

  • Kai Oliver ThieleEmail author
Part of the Betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung zur Unternehmensführung book series (BFUDUV, volume 64)


It is important to choose an appropriate analysis method in order to test the previously developed theoretically model. Prior research that studied the employees reactions in M&As has applied qualitative studies (e.g., Kusstatscher & Cooper, 2005) and quantitative studies (e.g., Ambrose & Schminke, 2009; Dick et al., 2006; Gunkel et al., 2015; Knippenberg et al., 2002; Rafferty & Griffin, 2006; Rafferty & Restubog, 2009; Schweiger & Denisi, 1991). In general, we find that the quantitative studies are clearly dominating in M&A research (Cartwright et al., 2012). However, the majority of these studies employ simple regression analyses in order to test their hypotheses.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)HamburgGermany

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