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The process of post-merger integration: a review and agenda for future research

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  • Melissa Graebner
  • Koen Heimeriks
  • Quy Huy
  • Eero Vaara
  • Scott Sonenshein
  • D. Boje
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/01/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>The Academy of Management Annals
Issue number1
Volume11
Number of pages32
Pages (from-to)1-32
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Mergers and acquisitions continue to be prevalent despite frequently yielding disappointing outcomes. Post-merger integration plays a critical role in M&A success, yet many questions about M&A implementation remain unanswered. We review research on post-merger integration, which we organize around key themes of reconfiguration and renewal; culture; identity; justice; trust; and learning. We lay out a research agenda that centers on understanding and explicating dynamic processes. We focus on opportunities related to temporality; emotions; practices, tools and learning; networks; and decision-making processes.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The Academy of Management Annals on 01/01/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.5465/annals.2014.0078