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Springer Gabler - Management | The Speed of Human and Task Integration in Mergers and Acquisitions - Human Integration as Basis

The Speed of Human and Task Integration in Mergers and Acquisitions

Human Integration as Basis for Task Integration

Series: BestMasters

Proft, Carolin

2014, XVII, 107 p. 25 illus.

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  • Study in the field of economic science

In practice, managers of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) draw their attention more and more to speed of integration within their M&A strategies. In a paradoxical manner, M&A research on speed of integration is still in its infancy and remains underdeveloped. Empirical findings reach from positive over negative to non-significant relationships between speed and M&A success. Carolin Proft develops a research model which encompasses task integration speed and human integration speed as independent variables influencing the dependent variable of M&A performance. She clarifies the question of how the success factor speed can be used as a tool to enhance M&A success. Based on the data collected from 101 German speaking companies she proves that task integration speed negatively influences M&A performance while human integration speed promotes M&A success. The present study is unique as it quantitatively demonstrates that the two types of integration occur at different levels of speed. Therefore, the M&A success significantly depends on the chronology of the two types of integration.

 

Contents

  • Mergers & Acquisitions – State of the Art: M&A Basic Concepts; Post-Merger Integration; Problem Statement
  • Research Model and Hypothesis Development
  • Methodology: Measurement Development; Sample and Data; Results
  • Discussion: Managerial and Theoretical Implications; Limitations and Future Research

      

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the field of International and Strategic Management, and Business Development
  • M&A Managers, CEOs and Human Resource Managers

 

 The Author

Carolin Proft obtained her Master of Arts degree at Management Center Innsbruck, Austria. She is specialized in the field of International and Strategic Management.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Human Integration - Mergers and Acquisitions - Post Merger Integration - Speed of Integration - Task Integration

Related subjects » Management

Table of contents 

Mergers & Acquisitions – State of the Art: M&A Basic Concepts; Post-Merger Integration; Problem Statement.- Research Modell and Hypothesis Development.- Methodology: Measurement Development; Sample and Data; Results.- Discussion: Managerial and Theoretical Implications; Limitations and Future Research.  

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