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Network integration for international mergers and Acquisitions

Zhang, Y and Fleet, D and Shi, Y and Srai, JS and Gregory, M (2010) Network integration for international mergers and Acquisitions. European Journal of International Management, 4. pp. 56-78. ISSN 1751-6757

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Abstract

Business activities are increasingly taking place across geographical and ownership boundaries. Post-Merger & Acquisition Integration (PMI) processes are more challenging in network organisations due to the extra complexity and interdependency associated with networks. However, network integration issues are not well addressed in the traditional M&A literature or the network organisation literature. Based on ten in-depth case studies across key industry sectors, this research identifies the essential network integration issues for international M&As with a configuration concept, and demonstrates different network integration patterns according to M&A objectives for growth and efficiency. This paper extends the theoretical understanding of PMI for network organisations. It can also provide practical guidance for managers to assess the feasibility of an M&A transition or to go through the PMI process successfully. Copyright © 2010 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Configuration Network organisations PMI Post-mergers & acquisitions integration
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div E > Manufacturing Systems
Div E > Strategy and Policy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:53
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:14
DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2010.031275