Identity Versus Culture in Mergers of Equals
We suggest that organizational identity -- 'who we are' -- may be as influential as culture -- 'how we do things' -- in affecting the integration process, especially in mergers of equals. We also suggest that the framing of a merger as one of 'equals' is itself likely to reinforce existing organizational identities by setting up an expectation of strict equality in all aspects of the merger.
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Volume (Year): 21 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
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