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Title: Cross-Border M&As in the Financial Sector. Is Banking Different from Insurance?
Authors: Pozzolo, Alberto Franco
Focarelli, Dario
Keywords: international banking and insurance
foreign direct investment
Issue Date: 10-Apr-2007
Abstract: This paper investigates what factors might help explain the internationalization strategy of banks and insurance companies, by comparing the determinants of cross-border M&As in the two sectors in a unified framework. The empirical analysis shows that between 1990 and 2003 the internationalization of banks and insurance companies followed similar patterns. Distance and economic and cultural integration are important determinants for both the banks and the insurance companies expansion abr
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2192/103
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