Managing patterns of internationalization, integration, and identity transformation:The post-acquisition metamorphosis of an Arabian Gulf EMNC

Park, Kathleen Marshall and Meglio, Olimpia and Bauer, Florian and Tarba, Shlomo (2018) Managing patterns of internationalization, integration, and identity transformation:The post-acquisition metamorphosis of an Arabian Gulf EMNC. Journal of Business Research, 93. pp. 122-138. ISSN 0148-2963

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Abstract

In this paper, we study the multifaceted transformation of an emerging market firm making multiple acquisitions. Drawing on a process study of an acquisitions program spanning two decades, we examine the post-acquisition internationalization, integration and organizational identity dynamics of an Arabian Gulf EMNC serial acquirer. We find that the serial acquisitions and post-acquisition integration were sufficiently profound and changing over time to create an organizational identity transformation in four phases: (1) diffusion, (2) consolidation, (3) restoration, and (4) reinvention. These phases further reflect an emergent business model centered on new resource allocations and innovation competencies as well as a new worldwide brand and revised value propositions. Our study enhances understanding of post-acquisition integration variations and programmatic expansion through acquisitions from emerging markets by proposing a post-acquisition metamorphosis perspective on internationalization from a region of the world relatively less-examined yet nevertheless of central economic importance from a global geopolitical resources perspective.

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Journal of Business Research
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Business Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Business Research, 93, 2018 DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.05.019
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04 Jul 2018 15:44
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