Chart of the Week August 12, 2022: Political ideology and the odds of US M&A announcement

Summary: This graph is taken from a study about US mergers and acquisitions, also featured in the Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review. This study hypothesizes and finds that the probability of announcement of an M&A increases when merging firms have more similar organizational political ideologies*, because organizations drift toward member homogenization as […]

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Chart of the Week April 8, 2022: US M&As and the Likelihood of Their Announcement

Summary: Using data from a study about US mergers and acquisitions (M&A), this week’s chart shows that the probability of M&A announcement increases when the workforces of the merging firms have similar political ideologies. In the United States, the dominant way of classifying political ideology tends to be either liberalism or conservatism, which aligns with […]

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