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Extraversion, individualism and M&A activities
Alex W.H. Chan1; Hoi Yan Cheung2
Source PublicationInternational Business Review
ABS Journal Level3

Previous studies have documented that variations in economic and business environments can explain the patterns of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) across different countries. We investigated these patterns from a psychological perspective and found that the personality trait of extraversion and the cultural dimension of individualism (IDV) also affected the patterns of M&A activities across countries. Our results suggest that the psychological characteristics of corporate decision makers play a very important role in the M&A decision-making process, even after controlling for external economic and business factors. Furthermore, IDV significantly mediates the relationship between extraversion and M&A activities. This result provides support for the reverse causation hypothesis.

KeywordExtraversion Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions Individualism Mergers And Acquisitions Reverse Causation Hypothesis
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WOS Research AreaBusiness & Economics
WOS SubjectBusiness
WOS IDWOS:000367637900012
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorAlex W.H. Chan
Affiliation1.The University of Hong Kong,Faculty of Business and Economics,,Hong Kong
2.University of Macau,Faculty of Education,Avenida da Universidade,,Taipa, Macau,Macao
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Alex W.H. Chan,Hoi Yan Cheung. Extraversion, individualism and M&A activities[J]. International Business Review,2016,25(1):356-369.
APA Alex W.H. Chan,&Hoi Yan Cheung.(2016).Extraversion, individualism and M&A activities.International Business Review,25(1),356-369.
MLA Alex W.H. Chan,et al."Extraversion, individualism and M&A activities".International Business Review 25.1(2016):356-369.
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