Journal Published Online: 18 September 2018
Volume 48, Issue 2

An Ideal Model for a Merger and Acquisition Strategy in the Information Technology Industry: A Case Study for Investment in the Taiwanese Industrial Personal Computer Sector



In recent years, with the emergence of tablet personal computers and smartphones, information technology enterprises in Taiwan have achieved a low profit margin and have experienced competitive pressure. To arrest its decline, Taiwan’s information technology industry (ITI) must develop new products and employ different operating strategies. The merger and acquisition (M&A) strategy is one useful strategy for the growth and expansion of businesses. Many researchers have demonstrated that M&As can help enterprises build or maintain their advantageous position in the industrial life cycle. Therefore, M&As constitute an enterprise growth strategy that facilitates controllability and the most rapid growth on a business scale. In this study, we present a novel framework for evaluating M&A strategies and provide detailed computation examinations of the proposed framework, and real cases were used for the analyses. The results were consistent with those based on the proposed model. Crucially, the proposed model provides decision makers or administrators in the ITI with valuable references related to M&A or investment strategies, rendering it highly applicable for academic and management purposes.

Author Information

Lin, Hung-Lung
College of Management and Engineering, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huaian, Jiangsu, P. R. China
Cho, Cheng-Chung
Department of Business Administration, HungKuo Delin University of Technology, Tucheng District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Pages: 20
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Stock #: JTE20170106
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE20170106