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How internationalisation through cross-border mergers changes financial services: a case study of MeritaNordbanken
2000 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The internationalisation of the financial sector is growing at high pace. Cross-border mergers are becoming more and more common when financial service organisations want to grow and become internationalised. It is not only the organisation that becomes internationalised but also the product assortment. Based on this our purpose is to describe the changes in a financial service when it is internationalised through a cross-border merger. In order to fulfil our purpose a qualitative study on the merger between the Swedish bank Nordbanken and the Finnish bank Merita was conducted. In our study we applied theories regarding the service concept, internationalisation of services, and financial services, which was tested by conducting two personal interviews. The study showed that no major changes has been done regarding the financial service when it was internationalised. It is important to remember that financial services are alike all over that world and easy to imitate.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Financial services, internationalisation, cross-border, mergers, banking industry
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-56968ISRN: LTU-SHU-EX--00/223--SELocal ID: db17a5bc-f6ef-479e-a03d-3736a8c91450OAI: diva2:1030355
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
International Business and Economic, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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