Global post merger agility, transactive memory system and human resource management practices

Zaheer Khan, Vivek Soundararajan, Amir Shoham

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    Abstract

    In this article, a conceptual model is developed in the context of global mergers and acquisitions (M&As). The model integrates ability, motivation and opportunity (AMO)-enhancing human resource management (HRM) practices framework and transactive memory system (TMS). To date, AMO-enhancing HRM practices and TMS have not been brought together in a global context; in particular, their influence on post-merger agility (PMA) is neither well-known nor theorized in the extant literature on M&As. In this article, we theorize TMS as key mediator between AMO-enhancing HRM practices and PMA in the context of global M&As. In doing so, we bring AMO-enhancing HRM practices and TMS together and explicate their impact on PMA in the global M&As context.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number100697
    JournalHuman Resource Management Review
    Early online date20 Jun 2019
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Jun 2019

    Keywords

    • Human resource management
    • Transactive memory system
    • Agility
    • Global mergers and acquisitions

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