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Training During Transitions: The Context of a Developing Economy

Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions

ISBN: 978-1-78714-693-8, eISBN: 978-1-78714-692-1

Publication date: 27 June 2017


Cross-cultural mergers and acquisitions (M&As) can generate the number of negative feelings and emotions among the survivors of the deal. These negative outcomes can range from lowered commitment, lack of productivity, and talent loss to the more serious work alienation. Hence, this chapter is an attempt to identify the employees’ level of commitment and their feelings of alienation in the post-M&A integration phase. Also, provided training has proven to be important in building employee commitment and mitigating the feelings of alienation, this studies the relationship of these psychological outcomes with the different kinds of training provided to them during post-M&A situations. The vast literature review studied revealed a significant relationship between employees’ perceived effectiveness of training and their level of commitment with the newly merged firm, while an inverse relationship was found with employees’ feelings of alienation. This chapter has crucial implications for researchers and practitioners.



Bansal, A. (2017), "Training During Transitions: The Context of a Developing Economy", Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions (Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, Vol. 16), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 115-131.



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