Management Approaches to Merger Evoked Cultural Change and Acculturation Outcomes

Kavanagh, M. H. and Ashkanasy, N. M. (2004). Management Approaches to Merger Evoked Cultural Change and Acculturation Outcomes. In C. L. Cooper and S. Finkelstein (Ed.), Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions Volume 3 ed. (pp. 1-33) Oxford, UK: Elsevier Ltd. doi:10.1016/S1479-361X(04)03001-7


Author Kavanagh, M. H.
Ashkanasy, N. M.
Title of chapter Management Approaches to Merger Evoked Cultural Change and Acculturation Outcomes
Title of book Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S1479-361X(04)03001-7
Open Access Status
Edition Volume 3
ISBN 0-7623-1101-0
ISSN 1479-361X
Editor C. L. Cooper
S. Finkelstein
Volume number 3
Chapter number 1
Start page 1
End page 33
Total pages 34
Language eng
Subjects 380108 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
B1
720403 Management
170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
1503 Business and Management
Abstract/Summary In a study of merger-evoked cultural change in three organizations, quantitative and qualitative data were collected from individuals at all employment levels in both merger partners within each organization. Results were that most individuals perceived that the merger had impacted significantly on them personally. There was, however, a perceived lack of congruence between the organizational cultures of merging partners, resulting in cultural clashes and significant changes to the organizations' organizational cultures. More specifically, outcomes for both individuals and the subsequent acculturation following the mergers were related to the approach adopted to manage the merger process: incremental, immediate, or indifferent.
Keyword Merger-evoked cultural change
Organizational cultures
Merging partners
Culture clashes
Acculturation
Q-Index Code B1

 
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