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Between expectation and experience
KTH, Superseded Departments, Industrial Economics and Management.
2001 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

The problem areas of the 'human side' of mergers andacquisitions as well as post-merger integration are focusedupon in this study. An extensive review of merger-relatedliterature points to the problematic nature of this area oforganisation. Through the analysis of two international casemergers, their post-merger integration processes and theirproblem areas, the nature and causes of these problem areas areinvestigated. The results of the investigation indicate thatexpectations influence mergers and post-merger integration.What seems to be expected of mergers, post-merger integration,of the management of these processes as well as the involvedparties plays a role in the interpretation of and reaction tomerger-related occurrences. If expectations of a merger or anyof its specific features are not met, attitudes towards themerger can get increasingly negative. This evidentlynecessitates 'expectation management' within mergers and theirpost-merger integration processes.

KEY WORDS: merger, acquisition, post-merger integration,'human side' of organisations, expectation, experience, casestudy, emergent theory

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Industriell ekonomi och organisation , 2001. , 357 p.
Series
TRITA-IEO, ISSN 1100-7982 ; 2001:11
Keyword [en]
merger, acquisition, post-merger integration, human side of organisation, expectation, experience, case study, emergent theory
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-3256OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-3256DiVA: diva2:9038
Public defence
2001-11-30, 00:00
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NR 20140805

Available from: 2001-11-22 Created: 2001-11-22 Last updated: 2017-01-19Bibliographically approved

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