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A Literature Review on the Impact of Digital Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions on Firms’ Digital Technology Innovation

Xiaohua Feng, Wenting Ye


In the era of digital economy, digital technology innovation becomes the point of international competition for multinational corporation. Digital cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are utilized to create an open and collaborative innovation ecosystem to narrow
the technological gap between different countries and enhance the ability of independent innovation in the host country. This paper elaborates the connotation, extension and quantification of the two concepts of digital cross-border M&As and digital technology innovation, and
states the mechanism and effects how digital cross-border M&As affect the digital technology innovation in firms from both theoretical and
empirical perspectives. Some research in this field has been accumulated but it is still in the first stage, the impact mechanism and empirical
evidence need to be further enriched.


Digital Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions; Digital Technology Innovation; Influence Mechanisms; Literature Review

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/fm.v9i2.12456