Integrating organizational and human behavior perspectives on mergers and acquisitions: Looking inside the black box

Yaakov Weber, Israel Drori

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Abstract

This article presents a conceptual framework for investigating merger and acquisition (M&A) performance through a multistage and multilevel approach. First, human resource challenges during the integration process following a merger are explored to help explain the inconsistencies among empirical findings about the effects of cultural differences on M&A performance. It is proposed that in addition to culture clash, organizational identification with the merger has a direct effect on acquired management attitudes and behaviors, thereby influencing postmerger success. We also elaborate how organizational identity acts to moderate the effects of culture clash in M&As, thus explaining contradictory findings in the literature. To conclude, we discuss the implications of our work for future research and managerial practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-95
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Studies of Management & Organization
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2011

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Mergers
Black box
Mergers and acquisitions
Organizational behaviour
Human behavior
Direct effect
Conceptual framework
Integration process
Cultural differences
Management attitudes
Organizational identity
Organizational identification
Inconsistency
Human resources
Multilevel approach
Managerial practices

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