Organizational identification and serendipitous value creation in post-acquisition integration

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 30 August 2011

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(2011), "Organizational identification and serendipitous value creation in post-acquisition integration", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 19 No. 6. https://doi.org/10.1108/hrmid.2011.04419faa.003

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Organizational identification and serendipitous value creation in post-acquisition integration

Article Type: Abstracts From: Human Resource Management International Digest, Volume 19, Issue 6

Colman H.L. and , Lunnan R Journal of Management (USA), May 2011, Vol. 37 No. 3, Start page: 839, No. of pages: 22

Tells the story of two acquisitions made by a company the authors call Multifirm. Multifirm acquired two targets, Datagon and Teknico. The Datagon employees immediately identified with Multifirm, and the integration process was characterized by few conflicts and satisfied employees. The Teknico employees, on the other hand, failed to identify with Multifirm, and the integration process was fraught with disruptions and conflicts. Contrary to the conventional wisdom of identity threats, Multifirm reported that more value was created from the acquisition of Teknico than from Datagon. In this article, we try to understand why this was the case .ISSN: 0149-2063 Reference: 40AK573

Keywords: Mergers and acquisitions, Identity, Learning