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    Rights statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of World Business. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of World Business, 54,4, 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2017.10.001

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Beyond merger syndrome and cultural differences: New avenues for research on the “human side” of global mergers and acquisitions (M&As)

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/06/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of World Business
Issue number4
Volume54
Number of pages15
Pages (from-to)307-321
Publication statusPublished
Early online date19/10/17
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This paper focuses on research on the “human side” of global mergers and acquisitions (M&As). We argue that there is a need for a more fine-grained understanding of the “human side,” which requires conceptualizing M&As as practice-oriented processes. Drawing on the practice approach, we outline avenues for further research on the “human side” of global M&As. The research directions include (1) multilayered identity dynamics, (2) emotional processes, (3) participation and change agency, (4) resistance, (5) human resource management (HRM) practices and tools, and (6) new forms of communication.

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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of World Business. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of World Business, 54,4, 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2017.10.001