Dilemma: Organic Growth or Acquisition? A Greek Bank Crosses The Borders and Goes International. Two Case Studies: Acquisition in Serbia and Organic Growth in Albania. Compare and Construct

Papaioannou, Georgia (2008) Dilemma: Organic Growth or Acquisition? A Greek Bank Crosses The Borders and Goes International. Two Case Studies: Acquisition in Serbia and Organic Growth in Albania. Compare and Construct. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper intends to compare and contrast the strategy of organic growth against the

one of acquisition in the case of a bank which decides to cross the borders and expand to

foreign countries. In order to analyse this dilemma this study will examine which are the most

important variables when an acquisition is under consideration, which are the factors that lead

to the choice of organic growth, despite the fact that organic growth is most of the times

translated into a slower paced growth and what is the role of the macroeconomic environment

and the influence of the regulatory framework of each country. Furthermore, this paper

discusses which are the most important data that a bank should take into account in order to

make that decision and under which circumstances it is worth to take the chance to proceed to

an acquisition or insist on organic growth. For that cause we will examine the case of Alpha

Bank, which is a Greek bank and has faced this dilemma during its expansion to South East

Europe.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2009
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 03:27
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/22139

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