This casebook embodies the conviction that theoretical and practical legal education are complementary and no more so than in the setting of M&A transactions, where corporate lawyers are regularly called upon to draw on their substantive knowledge of the law to advise clients on how best to effectuate their business objectives. Accordingly, this book retains the most significant judicial decisions in M&A jurisprudence while also making heavy use of textual explication, sample documentary provisions, and the latest teaching methods to deepen students' understanding of the relevant case law and prepare them for practice. The authors employ three principal pedagogical methods: Questions help students focus on information in the cases that is most relevant to the principles underlying specific topic areas. Problems hone students' abilities to interpret and apply the material to novel situations similar to those they might be asked to analyze in practice. Skills exercises provide time-efficient transactional skills training to students in the context of M&A. Additionally, this title is accompanied by online self-assessment quizzes, tied to the text, that help you gauge your understanding of the material.
Starting an app development company is one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do. Or it sends you into bankruptcy and despair. If only there was a guide out there, to help you along the way. This book is your guide to starting, running, expanding, buying, and selling a development consulting firm. But not just any consulting firm, one with a focus on Apple. Apple has been gaining adoption in businesses ranging from traditional 5 person start ups to some of the largest companies in the world. Author Charles Edge has been there since the days that the Mac was a dying breed in business, then saw the advent of the iPhone and iPad, and has consulted for environments ranging from the home user to the largest Apple deployments in the world. Now there are well over 10,000 shops out there consulting on Apple in business and more appearing every day. Build, Run, and Sell Your Apple Consulting Practice takes you through the journey, from just an idea to start a company all the way through mergers and finally into selling your successful and growing Apple development business. What You'll Learn Create and deploy grassroots as well as more traditional marketing plans Engage in the community of developers and companies that will hire you and vice versa Effecively buy and sell your time and talents to grow your business while remaining agile Who This Book Is For Business owners looking to grow and diversify their companies as well as developers, engineers, and designers working on Apple apps who would like to branch out into starting their own consulting business.
The legal, financial, and business primer to the M&A process Mergers and Acquisitions offers accessible step-by-step guidance through the M&A process to provide the legal and financial background required to navigate these deals successfully. From the initial engagement letter to the final acquisition agreement, this book delves into the mechanics of the process from beginning to end, favoring practical advice and actionable steps over theoretical concepts. Coverage includes deal structure, corporate structuring considerations, tax issues, public companies, leveraged buyouts, troubled businesses and more, with a uniquely solution-oriented approach to the M&A process. This updated second edition features new discussion on cross-border transactions and "pseudo" M&A deals, and the companion websites provides checklists and sample forms to facilitate organization and follow-through. Mergers and acquisitions are complex, and problems can present themselves at each stage of the process; even if the deal doesn't fall through, you may still come out with less than you bargained for. This book is a multi-disciplinary primer for anyone navigating an M&A, providing the legal, financial, and business advice that helps you swing the deal your way. Understand the legal mechanics of an M&A deal Navigate the process with step-by-step guidance Compare M&A structures, and the rationale behind each Solve common issues and avoid transactional missteps Do you know what action to take when you receive an engagement letter, confidentiality agreement, or letter of intent? Do you know when to get the banker involved, and how? Simply assuming the everything will work out well guarantees that it will—for the other side. Don't leave your M&A to chance; get the information and tools you need to get it done right. Mergers and Acquisitions guides you through the process step-by-step with expert insight and real-world advice.
Theories, Concepts and Empirical Insights on Open Innovation and the Integration of Suppliers
Author: Alexander Brem
Publisher: World Scientific
Category: Business & Economics
Hardly anybody outside a company knows its products and processes better than its suppliers. Research confirms that intensive integration of suppliers in the value creation process positively influences the success of the company, particularly in highly competitive industries. This is a result of the progressing reduction in the depth of value creation of manufacturers and the increasing transfer of know-how towards suppliers. In multilevel business-to-business relationships, suppliers often have the best or the only access and comprehensive knowledge about the end users. Therefore, suppliers determine the scope of possible innovations, which most companies do not actively use. This unique volume provides a comprehensive overview of theories, concepts and especially empirical results on open innovation and the integration of suppliers. For this, authors from all over the world present their latest research results offering fascinating insights into collaborative approaches with suppliers. Contents:Introduction (Alexander Brem and Joe Tidd)Theories and Concepts:Advancing a Typology of Open Innovation (Peter Gianiodis, Scott C Ellis and Enrico Secchi)Open Innovation and the Integration of Suppliers — Literature Review and Discussion on Supplier Innovation (Alexander Brem and Gerd Schuster)Managing Open Innovation in New Product Development Projects: A Contingent Perspective (Hanna Bahemia and Brian Squire)Collaborative Product Development for Competing Suppliers (S Sinan Erzurumlu)Empirical Findings Based on Quantitative Research:Supplier Innovativeness and Supplier Pricing: The Role of Preferred-Customer Status (Holger Schiele, Jasper Veldman and Lisa Hüttinger)The Effect of Trade Policy Regimes on Firms' Learning From Suppliers How to Innovate (Jahan Ara Peerally and John Cantwell)The Relation Between Internal and External Open Innovation: A Study of Firms Located in the Goomi and Banwol-Sihwa Clusters in South Korea (Joseph Yun Jin-Hyo and Avvari V Mohan)Collaborative Approach Within the Open Innovation Framework: Russian Companies (Daria Podmetina, Maria Smirnova, Juha Väätänen and Marko Torkkeli)Rigidities Considered: Supplier Strategies for Integrated Innovation (Thorsten Teichert and Ricarda B Bouncken)Supplier Involvement in Customer New Product Development: New Insights From the Supplier's Perspective (Irina Tiemann, Nathalie Sick and Jens Leker)Insights From Case Study Research:Knowledge and Intellectual Property Management in Customer–Supplier Relations (Jaakko Paasi, Tuija Rantala, Katri Valkokari and Nari Lee)Procurement Procedures for Supplier Integration and Open Innovation in Process Development Projects (Per Erik Eriksson and David Rönnberg Sjödin)Organising Innovation Processes With Suppliers (Tina B Aune and Espen Gressetvold)Managing the Fuzzy Front End: Intra-Firm Versus Inter-Firm Networks (Jacob Høj Jørgensen, Erik Stavnsager Rasmussen, René Chester Goduscheit Bergenholtz and Carsten Bergenholtz)How New Product Development Service Suppliers Exchange Knowledge in Open Innovation Processes (Gabriele Colombo, Claudio Dell'Era and Federico Frattini)Managing Offshore Development: A Cultural Perspective (Petra Edoff, Christer Norström and Ylva Wretås)Wearing Different Hats: How Absorptive Capacity Differs in Open Innovation (Lance Newey)Generativity in Open Innovation Ecosystems: The iPhone and Android (Björn Remneland-Wikhamn, Jan Ljungberg, Magnus Bergquist and Jonas Kuschel)Crossing Horizons: Leveraging a Cross-Industry Innovation Search in the Front-End of the Innovation Process (Sabine Brunswicker and Ulrich Hutschek)Summary and Future Directions (Joe Tidd and Alexander Brem) Readership: Students and researchers who are interested in technology and innovation management. Keywords:Technology Management;Innovation Management;Innovation Process;Open Innovation;Supplier;Supply ChainKey Features:Includes latest research from leading academics in the fieldDiscusses all relevant aspects of supplier innovationProvides international approach with contribution from all over the worldReviews: “The diversity of topics and research approaches used in the papers is a key strength of the book. In most cases the methodology is well discussed to allow the researcher to replicate the research process…” Gregory J Bush Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing, 2014
This book focuses on legal concepts from the dual perspective of law and terminology. While legal concepts frame legal knowledge and take center stage in law, the discipline of terminology has traditionally been about concept description. Exploring topics common to both disciplines such as meaning, conceptualization and specialized knowledge transfer, the book gives a state-of-the-art account of legal interpretation, legal translation and legal lexicography with special emphasis on EU law. The special give-and-take of law and terminology is illuminated by real-life legal cases which demystify the ways courts do things with concepts. This original approach to the semantics of legal concepts is then incorporated into the making of a legal dictionary, thus filling a gap in the theory and practice of legal lexicography. With its rich repertoire of examples of legal terms in different languages, the book provides a blend of theory and practice, making it a valuable resource not only for scholars of law, language and lexicography but also for legal translators and students.
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: COMPETITIVENESS AND GLOBALIZATION, CONCEPTS, Eighth Edition, is a comprehensive Strategic Management text that combines proven scholarship; cutting-edge research; a practical global focus; and the most thorough, up-to-date, and relevant business examples available. Now, this trusted business text is enhanced by the addition of powerful new media and technology resources, including an updated video program, ThomsonNOWTM online learning tools, and the Business and Company Resource Center (BCRC)--a complete electronic business library that makes in-depth research simple. The highly respected authors, all active teachers and experts in the strategic management field, use a unique model to illustrate how real-world businesses use strategic management to build a sustained competitive advantage. The text includes current and relevant examples, outstanding figures and models, and a wide selection of critical issues you will confront as rising professionals in today's evolving business environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
THE NEW M&A STRATEGY FOR LONG-TERM SUCCESS IN TODAY’S VOLATILE MARKETS "Rich in examples and details, well-grounded in wisdom from years of experience, and blessedly practical . . . . engaging, well-written, and loaded with worthy insights. Study this book and prosper." -- DR. ROBERT B RUNER, Dean, University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, and author of Deals from Hell, The Panic of 1907, and Applied Mergers & Acquisitions. "Drawing on his experience with more than 100 M&A transactions, Hoffmann has written a defi nitive 'how-to' for acquiring companies in the below $50 million sales market space. The examples . . . [offer] astute insight into every feature of the topic." -- DR. NANCY BAGRANOFF, Dean, Robins School of Business of the University of Richmond; President of the American Accounting Association; and coauthor of Core Concepts of Consulting for Accountants and Core Concepts of IT Auditing. "This is a wonderful history with compelling lessons from the great successes of the Trader Publishing and Landmark Communications leadership and business model. The reflection on past deals gone wrong helps the reader understand why you do deals, how to pursue M&A, and what principles you need to be successful." -- MACON B. ROCK, founder and Chairman of Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., and founder and former President of K&K Toys. "A must-read for those who hope to start small and grow big by acquiring, improving, and innovating. Following his rules may not lead you to be part of the 1 percent, but it will certainly keep you from being part of the 70 percent that fail." -- HOWARD S. TEVENSON, Senior Associate Dean, Harvard University; Director of Publishing, Harvard Business Publishing Company board; and author of New Business Ventures and the Entreprenuer, Make Your Own Luck, and Do Lunch or Be Lunch.
A Step-by-Step Legal and Practical Guide Getting mergers and acquisitions transactions successfully completed requires an understanding of the legal framework, negotiating points, and practical aspects of each stage of the deal. Part legal primer, part business and negotiating primer, Mergers and Acquisitions: A Step-by-Step Legal and Practical Guide provides comprehensive and understandable advice for management, investors, legal and business professionals, and law and business school students. Providing expert guidance on the legal frame-work, deal points, and practicalities at each stage of an M&A transaction, Edwin L. Miller, Jr. explores the M&A process from beginning to end, including: Corporate finance fundamentals Critical early steps in the acquisition process How to structure transactions to achieve the best economic result Tax considerations for both buyers and sellers Key and often-misunderstood provisions in the definitive acquisition agreement Acquisitions of public companies—what's different Leveraged buyouts and acquisitions of troubled businesses Mergers and Acquisitions is a must-read whether you're a legal or business professional, an entrepreneur, an investor, or a law or business school student. The book will also be extremely useful to international lawyers and businessmen who need to understand the M&A practices in the United States that are being increasingly adopted around the world. Praise for Mergers and Acquisitions "Buyers and sellers both hope to be winners in an acquisition. But at the negotiating table, there is only one winner for each point and winning may mean a significant change in the deal economics. The insights in this book are crucial for both buyers and sellers and lay out the rationale for both sides of all of the money issues and other important deal points." —Todd Koopersmith, Vice President, Business Development, Iron Mountain "This book will help M&A professionals get up to speed on a wide range of deal points. It explains the legal background and transaction structuring issues in M&A transactions that every investment professional must know." —Gregory Burkus, founder and partner, Shasta Partners "This book is an essential resource for business people, and the lawyers and other professionals who advise them, to develop a real-world understanding of how the M&A process works. More importantly, it explains why specific deal structures, contractual terms and diligence procedures are used." —Jonathan Wolfman, Partner, WilmerHale, Boston "As U.S. M&A concepts, documents and practices become increasingly adopted internationally, this book will be an invaluable resource. It provides an excellent overview of the entire area, and is easily understandable by corporate executives and lawyers outside the United States." —Leo Specht, founder, Specht Rechtsanwalts-Gesellschaft mbH, Vienna, Austria