Linking Merger and Acquisition Strategies to Postmerger Integration: a configurational perspective of human resource management

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Linking Merger and Acquisition Strategies to Postmerger Integration : a configurational perspective of human resource management. / Brueller, N. N. ; Carmeli, Abraham; Markman, G. D. .

In: Journal of Management, 10.02.2016.

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abstract = "The extant literature tends to frame M&As and post-merger integration (PMI) as strategies and outcomes, but this framing often leaves their underlying processes underexplored. We address this gap by redirecting attention to the view that M&As are largely embedded in social and human practices. Our conceptual study identifies three generic M&A strategies—annex & assimilate, harvest & protect, and link & promote—and matches them with three well-known PMI outcomes (i.e., absorption, preservation, and symbiosis, respectively). Using a configurational perspective and drawing upon the ability-motivation-opportunity (AMO) model, we develop a conceptual framework that reveals why and how AMO-enhancing human resource management (HRM) practices can link M&A strategies and PMI outcomes. Finally, we elaborate on the theoretical and practical contributions and chart a course for future inquiry and research applications for the M&A-HRM-PMI triad and its processes.",
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