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Challenges And Stakes Of The Post-Acquisition Integration Process

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  • Mariana Vancea

    (University of Oradea)

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Over the last few decades mergers and the acquisitions, both the international and thenational ones, have become strategic instruments of growth and development of enterprises. A sensibleaspect regarding the merger or the acquisition operations is that of integrating the entities had in view.Because it is considered that the high rate of the failure of the operations is due to unsuccessfulintegration of the entities, we have decided to identify the challenges occurring in this phase and thefactors influencing mostly the integration process. Our research tackles aspects regarding thechallenges resulting from a merger or acquisition operation, within the integration phase of the entitiesinvolved. Thus, we analysed the importance of the human and cultural factors and the challengesresulting from this integration process, for we consider that these factors have a strong impact on thepost-acquisition performance and they can ensure the success of the integration. We found that theacquiring firms are affected by changes during the integration process, by retaining the importantresources, the transfer of resources from or to the acquired firms and by eliminating the redundantresources. Yet, in the integration phase, the problems may occur due to human factors, culturalincompatibility and an inappropriate management of the integration process.

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  • Mariana Vancea, 2011. "Challenges And Stakes Of The Post-Acquisition Integration Process," Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia, vol. 1(13), pages 1-18.
  • Handle: RePEc:alu:journl:v:1:y:2011:i:13:p:18
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    1. Piero Morosini & Scott Shane & Harbir Singh, 1998. "National Cultural Distance and Cross-Border Acquisition Performance," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Academy of International Business, vol. 29(1), pages 137-158, March.
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    Keywords

    mergers and acquisitions; post-acquisition integration; organizational culture; human capital;

    JEL classification:

    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General
    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility

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