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David Kroon is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the School of Business and Economics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He received his Ph.D. from Tilburg University. 


David's current research focuses on interorganizational collaboration, organizational change, and post-M&A integration, with a particular emphasis on identity/identification, justice, culture, communication/language and trust. His work has been published in leading academic journals such as Academy of Mangement Journal, Group & Organization Management, and Management International Review. He also published several book chapters which were published by Routledge, Emerald Group, and Oxford University Press. Finally, he won several prizes at academic conferences for his articles and review activities.


David is involved in teaching at undergraduate, graduate and MBA level. His courses focus on strategy, international collaboration and research methodology. Next to this, he is involved in thesis supervision (for students at all levels). He obtained his Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs (BKO) in 2013.

Prizes and Awards

  • EURAM Annual Conference 2014, Best Paper Award in Corporate Strategy Track with ‘Making Sense of it All: Business English, Language Fluency and Organizational Identity Perceptions in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions’ (with Joep Cornelissen).
  • EURAM Annual Conference 2014, Outstanding Reviewer Award in Strategic Management Special Interest Group. 
  • EURAM Doctoral Colloquium 2008, Best Paper Award, 3rd Prize with ‘New Insights into the Relation between Social Identification and Employee Satisfaction with a Merger’.

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Education/Academic qualification

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Occupations Medicine & Life Sciences
Organizations Medicine & Life Sciences
Language Medicine & Life Sciences
Interviews Medicine & Life Sciences
Mergers and acquisitions Engineering & Materials Science
Post-merger integration Business & Economics
Social Identification Medicine & Life Sciences
Aptitude Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2009 2018

  • 5 Chapter
  • 3 Article
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation external

The role of occupational identification during post-merger integration

Kroon, D. P. & Noorderhaven, N. G., Apr 2018, In : Group and Organization Management. 43, 2, p. 207-244 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Direction compound
Surveys and Questionnaires

How do Communication and Cultural Differences Explain Post-Merger Identification? Evidence from Two Merged Diary Firms

Kroon, D. P., 2016, Mergers and Acquisitions in Practice. Tarbia, S. Y., Cooper, C. L., Sarala, R. M. & Ahammad, M. F. (eds.). London, UK: Routledge, p. 162-181

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Explaining employees’ reactions towards a cross-border merger: The role of English language fluency

Kroon, D. P., Cornelissen, J. P. & Vaara, E., 2015, In : Management International Review. 55, 6, p. 775-800

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Social Identification

Giving sense to and making sense of justice in post-merger integration

Monin, P., Noorderhaven, N. G., Vaara, E. & Kroon, D. P., 2013, In : Academy of Management Journal. 56, 1, p. 256-284

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Mergers and acquisitions
Post-merger integration

Activities 2008 2016

  • 15 Lecture / Presentation

Mixed Method Research in the M&A field

D.P. Kroon (Speaker)
2 Jun 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Identity (Re)Categorization in the Wake of Post-Merger Integration

D.P. Kroon (Speaker)
11 Aug 2015

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Towards a Model of Post-Acquisition Integration

D.P. Kroon (Speaker), N.G. Noorderhaven (Speaker), K.G. Corley (Speaker)
3 Jul 2014

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Making Sense of it All: BELF, Language Fluency and Organizational Identity Perceptions in Cross-Border M&As

D.P. Kroon (Speaker), J.P. Cornelissen (Speaker)
12 Jun 2014

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Making Sense of it All: Business English, Language Fluency and Organizational Identity Change in Cross-Border M&As

D.P. Kroon (Speaker), J.P. Cornelissen (Speaker)
13 Aug 2013

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Press / Media

Post-merger integration and the role of language fluency

J.P. Cornelissen & David Kroon


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

How to explain M&A outcomes? Looking through a social identity lens

David Kroon


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment