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  • This chapter assesses the current state of research on corporate growth, which remains an important strategic outcome and a much studied topic in strategic management. In the corporate setting, organizations can use three key modes to achieve growth: organic, alliance, and acquisitions. This chapter focuses on the acquisition mode as a critical way to spur growth. In doing so, the chapter takes stock of the current research on corporate growth. Based on this review, the chapter then offers a future research agenda to advance the research on acquisitive corporate growth.

author list (cited authors)

  • Ireland, R. D., & Withers, M. C.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Ireland, R Duane||Withers, Michael C

Book Title

  • Strategic Management

publication date

  • January 1, 2021 11:11 AM