2011-Nov: Invitation: Book release & seminar

The book release & seminar ”M&A as a Strategic Option – From Opportunities to New Business Creation” will be held on Wednesday 23.11.2011. Time: 8.30-10.30. Place: Teknologiateollisuus ry, Eteläranta 10, Helsinki. Sign up and seminar programme (link to Teknologiateollisuus ry's website).

2011: Book ”M&A as a Strategic Option – From Opportunities to New Business Creation”

The book is the outcome of ManMAP project. Whereas the traditional literature focuses on describing and defining the M&A and integration processes, this book is more strategy-oriented in terms of providing insights and tools covering the period from the recognition of the opportunity to its implementation through M&A.

The purpose of this book is to support companies in their aim to create new business through M&A. It is aimed at all managers and people involved in strategy and business development, investment planning and the M&A process, from business-unit to board level. It gives strategic insights on both the corporate and the business-unit level, and offers tools for M&A teams and managers involved in the concrete integration work. More information and orders.

2010-Nov: Taloussanomat ManMAP Seminar 2010 

The closing seminar of the ManMAP project with around 140 participants was held on Tuesday 02.11.2010 at Sanomatalo in Helsinki. Further information and seminar material available at Taloussanomat website.

2010-Nov: Invitation: Taloussanomat ManMAP Seminar 

The closing seminar of the ManMAP project "Managing the M&A process - From Opportunities to New Business Creation" will be held on Tuesday 2.11.2010. Time: 8-12. Place: Sanomatalo, Töölönlahdenkatu 2, Helsinki. See: seminar programme (link to Taloussanomat website).

2010-Sep: Professor Niina Nummela visits Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), India

Professor Niina Nummela visits Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) from September 24 to October 1. The Institute has been ranked as the leading Indian business university for eight years in a row and also in the recent ranking of Financial Times its two-year-master’s programme was evaluated among the top ten (8.). The visit of professor Nummela is part of the executive workshop “Strategic management of intellectual capital and organizational knowledge” and she lectures there on “Knowledge in cross-border acquisitions. Managing cultural and institutional diversity.” The 30 participants of the workshop represent senior management of leading Indian companies.

2010-Sep: EBRF2010 Conference

ManMAP research consortium participated in EBRF2010 Conference : Co-Creation as The Way Forward. Nokia, Finland. September 15-17 2010

2010-Sep: ManMAP Workshop "New Business Creation through M&As - Management of Integration"

Workshop (see invitation) focused on post-M&A integration and was aimed at companies which have been interviewed during the ManMAP-project. Workshop was held on Tuesday 14.9.2010 at Ravintola Kaisaniemi in Helsinki. The seminar offered preliminary results and fingdings from ManMAP interview study as well as interesting presentations which were followed by discussions.

2010- May: Opportunity workshop at Tieto Oyj.

2009-Dec: The key persons in an acquired company must be identified and committed to the organisation in good time.

In her doctoral thesis, Mélanie Raukko M.Sc (Econ.) examines how the commitment of an acquired company's employees should be taken into account in cross-border acquisitions. In knowledge-intensive acquisitions, the departure of the acquired company's key personnel can influence the success of the acquisition. Cross-border acquisitions often bring with them challenges related to cultural differences, which must be overcome. This doctoral thesis is in the field of international business, and is titled Key persons’ organisational commitment in cross-border acquisitions.

2009-Nov: Dissertation Defence: M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) Mélanie Raukko

Dissertation Defence:Mélanie Raukko defends her doctoral dissertation in International Business titled “Key persons’ organisational commitment in cross-border acquisitions” Friday the 11th December, 2009 at 12.00 pm at Turku School of Economics.

2009-Nov: EIASM workshop

ManMAP research consortium participated in EIASM (the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management) Workshop on CROSS BORDER M&A: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN GLOBAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT. 12.-13.11.2009, Brussels, Belgium

2009-Aug: KICK-OFF SEMINAR "Managing the M&A process – From Opportunities to New Business Creation"

The kick-off seminar of the ManMAP project with around 40 participants was held on Friday 28.8.2009 at VTT's premises in Espoo. The seminar offered several interesting presentations and introductions to various issues related to strategic M&A decision making - from new business creation to the challenges related to international M&As and post-acquisition integration. The presentations were followed by inspiring discussions.

 

Invited guest speakers and their presentations:

Welcome and opening of the seminar, New business creation – a step towards an unknown future, Tapio Koivu, Executive Vice President, Ventures, VTT

Managing the M&A Process - From Opportunities to New Business Creation (ManMAP) -project, Tuija Luoma, Research Scientist, Project Manager, VTT and Mélanie Raukko, Researcher, Project Manager, TSE

Sanoma Magazines on the European map - focus on portfolio management and market leadership, Raili Mäkinen, CEO, Sanoma Magazines                                                                                                     

Re-shaping the telecom industry – case Nokia Siemens Networks , Anssi Kariola, Head of M&A, Nokia Siemens Networks

Challenges of M&A in new business creation Markus Nylund, Director, Transaction Advisory Services and Ismo Saari, Director, Transaction Integration, Ernst & Young Oy

Introducing Dynamics –project “Dynamics of Mergers and Acquisitions and Strategies for Growth” and Silent forces in post-acquisition integration - an overview, Dr. Satu Teerikangas, Lecturer, HUT                                                      

2009-Aug: ManMAP kick-off seminar on Friday 28.8.2009 - invitation and programme

You and your colleagues are warmly welcome to the ManMAP kick-off seminar. See seminar programme: Managing the M&A process - From Opportinities to New Business Creation.

2009-Jul: Seminar

The kick-off seminar "Managing the M&A process - From Opportunities to New Business Creation" of the ManMAP project will be held on Friday 28.8.2009. Place: VTT, Metallimiehenkuja 2, Espoo. See preliminary seminar programme. Detailed seminar programme will be available in August.

2009-Jul: Welcome to ManMAP webpages

The webpages for the ManMAP project are ready to support the daily work done in the project. All publications drawn up in the project as well as upcoming events will be announced on this site. Also, keep an eye on the NEWS section, where all upcoming events are listed.

                                                  

PRIMARY CONFERENCES FOR THE MANMAP PROJECT

12.-13.11.2009, Brussels, Belgium

EIASM (the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management) Workshop on CROSS BORDER M&A: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN GLOBAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT.

19.-22.5.2010, Rome, Italy

EURAM (The European Academy of Management) 2010. Back to the future.

9.-11.12.2010, Porto, Portugal

The EIBA (The European International Business Academy) annual conference.