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Value Creation through ICT Integration in Merger & Acquisition Processes


  • Larsen, Michael Holm

    (Department of Informatics, Copenhagen Business School)


As deals are becoming more complex, and as technology, and the people supporting it, are becoming key drivers of merger and acquisition processes, planning of information and communication technologies in early stages of the integration process is vital to the realization of benefits of an Merger & Acquisition process. This statement is substantiated through review of literature from academics as well as practitioners, and case exemplifications of the financial service organization, the Nordea Group.

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  • Larsen, Michael Holm, 2006. "Value Creation through ICT Integration in Merger & Acquisition Processes," Working Papers 2005-8, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Informatics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:cbsinf:2005_008

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    ICT Integration; Mergers & Acquisitions; Nordea Group;

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    • H00 - Public Economics - - General - - - General

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