Quotation Hajro, Aida. 2015. Cultural influences and the mediating role of socio-cultural integration processes on the performance of cross-border mergers and acquisitions. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26 (2), 192-215.


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This paper reports findings from a longitudinal case study (2005–2011) of a merger between an Austrian and a German energy provider. I develop a model of socio-cultural integration processes based on an analysis of critical incidents expressed in 71 problem-centred interviews and observations with acquired and acquiring employees at four different points of time: immediately before the takeover and during the first negotiation talks, and one, three and six years after the takeover. The findings suggest that the relationship between national and organizational cultural differences and M&A outcomes is mediated by socio-cultural integration processes defined in terms of the formation of interpersonal relationships, trust and shared identity. Based on these findings I formulate specific propositions and build an evidence-based model of M&A socio-cultural integration processes that guides future research and practice.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal International Journal of Human Resource Management
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Cultural influences and the mediating role of socio-cultural integration processes on the performance of cross-border mergers and acquisitions
Volume 26
Number 2
Year 2015
Page from 192
Page to 215
Reviewed? Y
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2014.922354
Open Access Y

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