The Dutch North-Wing within International M&A Networks

In assignment of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, a research has been carried by Ronald Wall, IHS/Erasmus University to define the relative position of the Dutch North-Wing within international Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A). The study concerns inward and outward investments (2000-2009) within the European NUTS 2 regions. The North-Wing concerns the top half of the Randstad. This has resulted in a report (available shortly) and a supplementary animation of the total M&A network.

The network has been generated using GIS software, and made three dimensional using 3D StudioMax. The node and linkage thicknesses represent the total M&A deals (Euros) taking place within this period. The higher and bigger the node the more important it is. Thanks to Marino Gouwens and Eline Wieland for 3D Animation and Martijn Burger and Stijn Vossen for their contribution to the data analysis.

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