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Post-Merger Integration and the Management of Information and Communication Systems

An analytical framework and its application in tourism

Papathanassis, Alexis

Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2004, XVIII, 301p. 35 illus..

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In the context of post-merger integration there is a tendency to perceive information and communication systems (ICS) as "technical components" or even as "departments" that need to be integrated. The discussion revolves mainly around technical issues and the restructuring of the IT-function(s).

Alexis Papathanassis postulates that ICS ought to be treated as a complex and demanding management process and that it should be acknowledged as a key enabler of merger value realization. As such, it requires a holistic consideration and a systemic understanding. He presents the "Post-merger information and communication systems framework" (POMICS), a conceptual tool supporting the analysis effort required to achieve a sufficient depth of understanding. Its application on a real-life post-merger integration situation in a tourism company serves as a validation and as an illustration of the framework's potential value. It also gives valuable insights into some of the key questions facing the entire tourism sector today.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Communication System - Integration - Merger - Post Merger Integration - Systems - Tourism - communication

Related subjects » Business & Management for Professionals - Media Management - Organization - Human Resource Management

Table of contents 

ICS Management within post merger integration: analytical framework construction Concept of value in tourism mergers Integration meaning in the world of TUI ICS integration potential in the world of TUI TUI's ICS integration operations Research implications and reflections

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