International acquisition success: Social community and dominant logic dimensions
AbstractInternational acquisitions intended to achieve knowledge transfers and improvements of innovation capacity can only be successful if the acquirer devotes balanced attention to (a) building a unified social community and (b) achieving requisite commonality in dominant logic. The balance between these two dimensions of success depends on the activity class considered: in some activity classes, imposing the acquiring firm's dominant logic will be dysfunctional, and therefore the post-acquisition managerial focus may need to shift towards social community building. Bresman, Birkinshaw and Nobel's (1999) acclaimed JIBS paper should be commended for identifying the social community dimension as a critical driver of international acquisition success.
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