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Making great minds think alike: Emerging market multinational firms’ leadership effects on targets’ employee psychological safety after cross-border mergers and acquisitions (2016)
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Rao-Nicholson, R., Khan, Z., & Stokes, P. (2016). Making great minds think alike: Emerging market multinational firms’ leadership effects on targets’ employee psychological safety after cross-border mergers and acquisitions. International Business Review, 25(1), 103-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2015.09.007

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd This paper examines the impact of leadership on targets’ employee psychological safety (EPS), characterized by employees’ expectation of job and remuneration stability, during the cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As) by em... Read More about Making great minds think alike: Emerging market multinational firms’ leadership effects on targets’ employee psychological safety after cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Data-driven and adaptive leadership contributing to sustainability: global agri-food supply chains connected with emerging markets (2015)
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Tse, Y. K., Akhtar, P., Tse, M., Khan, Z., & Rao-Nicholson, R. (2016). Data-driven and adaptive leadership contributing to sustainability: global agri-food supply chains connected with emerging markets. International Journal of Production Economics, 181, 392-401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2015.11.013

© 2015 Elsevier B.V. Despite numerous promises on the links between data-driven and adaptive leadership, non-financial sustainability and financial sustainability, scholars have not conducted enough empirical research to test the links based on globa... Read More about Data-driven and adaptive leadership contributing to sustainability: global agri-food supply chains connected with emerging markets.

Long-term performance of mergers and acquisitions in ASEAN countries (2015)
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Rao-Nicholson, R., Salaber, J., & Cao, T. H. (2016). Long-term performance of mergers and acquisitions in ASEAN countries. Research in International Business and Finance, 36, 373-387. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2015.09.024

© 2015 Elsevier B.V. The study looks at mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in ASEAN countries and examines the post-M&A performance using data from 2001 to 2012. The industry-adjusted operating performance tends to decline in the 3 years following an M&... Read More about Long-term performance of mergers and acquisitions in ASEAN countries.

Impact of the Financial Crisis on Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions and Concentration in the Global Banking Industry (2015)
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Rao-Nicholson, R., & Salaber, J. (2016). Impact of the Financial Crisis on Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions and Concentration in the Global Banking Industry. Thunderbird International Business Review, 58(2), 161-173. https://doi.org/10.1002/tie.21731

© 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The global banking industry has seen dramatic changes in the past 40 years. Most recently, the financial liberalization of emerging markets and the global financial crisis have significantly impacted the market share of... Read More about Impact of the Financial Crisis on Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions and Concentration in the Global Banking Industry.

Impact of the financial crisis on banking acquisitions: A look at shareholder wealth (2015)
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Rao-Nicholson, R., & Salaber, J. (2015). Impact of the financial crisis on banking acquisitions: A look at shareholder wealth. International Journal of the Economics of Business, 22(1), 87-117. https://doi.org/10.1080/13571516.2014.982901

This paper examines the influence of the 2007-08 financial crisis on value creation for acquirer’s shareholders in the banking industry. Using an exploratory and top-down approach, we look at banking acquisitions at the global level, narrowing our an... Read More about Impact of the financial crisis on banking acquisitions: A look at shareholder wealth.

The motives and performance of cross-border acquirers from emerging economies: Comparison between Chinese and Indian firms (2013)
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Nicholson, R. R., Rao-Nicholson, R., & Salaber, J. (2013). The motives and performance of cross-border acquirers from emerging economies: Comparison between Chinese and Indian firms. International Business Review, 22(6), 963-980. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2013.02.003

During the recent decade, the world has witnessed the rapid growth of MNEs from emerging economies. Their increasing participation in cross-border mergers and acquisitions has raised great attention in the extant literature. This study evaluates the... Read More about The motives and performance of cross-border acquirers from emerging economies: Comparison between Chinese and Indian firms.

The firm-level employment effects of innovations in high-tech US manufacturing industries (2011)
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Coad, A., & Rao, R. (2011). The firm-level employment effects of innovations in high-tech US manufacturing industries. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 21(2), 255-283. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00191-010-0209-x

We focus on four two-digit manufacturing industries that are known for their high patenting activity. We then use Principal Components Analysis to generate a firm- and year-specific 'innovativeness' index by extracting the common variance in a firm's... Read More about The firm-level employment effects of innovations in high-tech US manufacturing industries.

Growth processes of Italian manufacturing firms (2011)
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Coad, A., Rao, R., & Tamagni, F. (2011). Growth processes of Italian manufacturing firms. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 22(1), 54-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.strueco.2010.09.001

This paper presents a multidimensional empirical analysis of firm growth. Exploiting census data on Italian manufacturing firms, 1989-1997, we estimate a reduced-form VAR to analyze the co-evolution of employment growth, sales growth, growth of profi... Read More about Growth processes of Italian manufacturing firms.

Firm growth and R and D expenditure (2010)
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Coad, A., & Rao, R. (2010). Firm growth and R and D expenditure. Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 19(2), 127-145. https://doi.org/10.1080/10438590802472531

We apply a panel vector autoregression model to a firm-level longitudinal database to observe the co-evolution of sales growth, employment growth, profits growth and the growth of research and development (R&D) expenditure. Contrary to expectations,... Read More about Firm growth and R and D expenditure.

Interactive learning or technology transfer as a way to catch-up? Analysing the wind energy industry in Denmark and India (2008)
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Kristinsson, K., & Rao, R. (2008). Interactive learning or technology transfer as a way to catch-up? Analysing the wind energy industry in Denmark and India. Industry and Innovation, 15(3), 297-320. https://doi.org/10.1080/13662710802040903

This paper uses sectoral systems of innovation framework to examine the relationship between technology policy and industrial development by comparing the emergence of the wind energy industry in Denmark and India. Since the late 1970s Denmark has le... Read More about Interactive learning or technology transfer as a way to catch-up? Analysing the wind energy industry in Denmark and India.

Innovation and firm growth in high-tech sectors: A quantile regression approach (2008)
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Coad, A., & Rao, R. (2008). Innovation and firm growth in high-tech sectors: A quantile regression approach. Research Policy, 37(4), 633-648. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2008.01.003

We relate innovation to sales growth for incumbent firms in high-tech sectors. A firm, on average, experiences only modest growth and may grow for a number of reasons that may or may not be related to innovative activity. However, given that the retu... Read More about Innovation and firm growth in high-tech sectors: A quantile regression approach.