The process of post-merger integration:a review and agenda for future research

Graebner, Melissa and Heimeriks, Koen and Huy, Quy and Vaara, Eero and Sonenshein, Scott and Boje, D. (2017) The process of post-merger integration:a review and agenda for future research. The Academy of Management Annals, 11 (1). pp. 1-32. ISSN 1941-6520

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Mergers and acquisitions continue to be prevalent despite frequently yielding disappointing outcomes. Post-merger integration plays a critical role in M&A success, yet many questions about M&A implementation remain unanswered. We review research on post-merger integration, which we organize around key themes of reconfiguration and renewal; culture; identity; justice; trust; and learning. We lay out a research agenda that centers on understanding and explicating dynamic processes. We focus on opportunities related to temporality; emotions; practices, tools and learning; networks; and decision-making processes.

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