A model of the influence of culture on integration approaches and international mergers and acquisitions performance

Yaakov Weber, Shlomo Y. Tarba, Arie Reichel

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Abstract

An extensive body of literature has suggested that the influence of culture on the postmerger integration process and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) performance is critical. However, the results of empirical studies are contradictory and confusing. In fact, the combined effects of corporate culture, national culture, and synergy potential on various integration approaches, as well as their influence on M&A performance, have never been simultaneously investigated. This study aims to fill this gap and to develop a theoretical model using a multidisciplinary approach that draws upon the literature from strategic management, international management, and anthropology. Furthermore, unlike most studies that focus on a single stage of M&A, this study combines variables of pre-and postmerger stages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-24
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Studies of Management and Organization
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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