The moderating effects of decision-making preferences on M&A integration speed and performance

Uzelac, Borislav and Bauer, Florian and Matzler, Kurt and Waschak, Melanie (2016) The moderating effects of decision-making preferences on M&A integration speed and performance. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27 (20). pp. 2436-2460. ISSN 0958-5192

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Abstract

This paper illustrates the effects of post-merger integration speed on M&A performance and the moderating role of decision-making preferences. For a better understanding of the effects of integration speed, we separate the role of human and task integration speed. The results, obtained from a survey based on 99 M&A transactions with acquirers from the German speaking part of Europe, indicate that fast human integration is beneficial to M&A performance while fast task integration has a significant negative effect. Furthermore our results suggest that the effects of human and task integration speed are moderated by the decision-making style of those in charge of the transactions and of integration. Different from what we expected, our results indicate that a preference for intuitive decision-making moderates the relation between task integration speed and M&A performance significant and positive, while a preference for deliberate decision-making moderates the relation between human integration speed and M&A performance.

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Journal Article
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The International Journal of Human Resource Management
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125382
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22 May 2018 12:46
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Yes
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Published
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12 Aug 2020 07:29