Day 1 - Live from the 1st eM&Ai conference
Updated: Dec 6, 2022
We are ready to welcome you at Toulouse School of Management for the 1st eM&Ai conference.
At 12pm, all the participants gathered to enjoy a welcome aperitif and lunch together.
Well strengthened, the two founders of the European M&A Institute and organisers of the 1st eM&Ai conference, Nicola Mirc and Audrey Rouzies, from Toulouse School of Management, opened the conference.
In the opening panel, focused on „Sustainability, Digitalisation and Innovation in M&A”, moderated by Duncan Angwin, Professor and Dean of Nottingham University Business School (UK), we listened to the very insightful contributions of:
Florian Bauer, Professor, Lancaster University Management School (UK)
Alexander Griesmeier, Grant Thornton (Germany)
Roberto Micelli, Partner, Deloitte (Switzerland)
Satu Teerikangas, Professor, University of Turku (Finland)
After a short coffee networking break, academics and practitioners attended one of three parallel vulgarization sessions:
Chair: Thi Nguyen
Sniazhana Diduc, University of Vaasa (Finland), Integration team members' approaches to uncertainty management in M&A
Mark Thomas, Grenoble Ecole de Management (France), Choosing the Right Speed(s) of Post-Merger Integration.
Helene Loe Colman, BI Norwegian Business School (Norway), A relational view on Integration in Serial Acquirer.
Chair: Audrey Rouzies
Thomas Bastin, BPI France Le Lab (France), French SMEs and external growth.
Johanna Deperi, SKEMA Business School, Université Côte d’Azur, France, Key takeaways on digital firms' acquisition behavior.
Christina Öberg, Karlstad University (Sweden), Acquisitions of innovative firms in an ecosystem context.
Chair: Nicola Mirc
Xavier Auvergnat and Raphaël Petit, Partner Oaklins France (France), Environmental, Social and Governance: How ESG is impacting M&A
Nicola Mirc, TSM (France); Kathrin Sele, Aalto University (Finland), Audrey Rouzies, TSM (France), Duncan Angwin, Nottingham University Business School (UK), From Fit to fitting: a routine dynamics perspective on M&A synergy realization.
Florian Bauer, Lancaster University Management School (UK), Why acquisitions rarely remain strategic: an attention-based perspective on M&A.
In the late afternoon, two parallel workshop sessions opened the opportunity for the conference participants to discuss major challenges in M&A practice and research. The sessions were moderated by Helene Loe Colman & Audrey Rouzies as well as Nicola Mirc & Philippe Very.
We ended the first conference day with a social gathering with dinner at a nice, cozy restaurant in Toulouse.