דוקטורנטים מספרים - Rani Lefler
An Environmental Framework to Improve the Long-term Success of Mergers and Acquisitions
Supervisor: Prof. Yoram Reich
The “greening” of products and business operations is becoming imperative for more and more industries worldwide. Proponents of sustainability claim that there is a positive relationship between sustainable practices and corporate performance.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and divestitures can accelerate a company's growth more than most other means within its arsenal. However, they also have a high failure rate; therefore, they are a crucial element for business continuity.
My name is Rani Lefler. I am a Ph.D. candidate as part of a research group at the Porter School of Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University, and my research is being supervised by Professor Yoram Reich.
We assume that the long term success of mergers and acquisitions is a result of, among other things, the consideration of environmental sustainability during the process of mergers and acquisitions of organizations and corporations. Moreover, even among those that did not fail, there would have been potential for greater strength and success had they considered components of sustainability.
My research combines various tools, which incorporate different learning channels in mergers and acquisitions evaluation. Companies increasingly recognize that they can be better positioned to achieve strategic and financial goals by addressing sustainability issues and requirements.
The desired value is an environmental framework. We look at multidimensional complex systems, trying to isolate the relevant entities to construct organizational processes, as well as structural and cultural pillars, and to merge the stakeholders. This framework is a potential tool to improve the M&A performance.