Beyond merger syndrome and cultural differences: New avenues for research on the “human side” of global mergers and acquisitions (M & As)

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Beyond merger syndrome and cultural differences : New avenues for research on the “human side” of global mergers and acquisitions (M & As). / Sarala, Riikka; Vaara, Eero; Junni, Paulina.

In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 54, No. 4, 01.06.2019, p. 307-321.

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abstract = "This paper focuses on research on the “human side” of global mergers and acquisitions (M&As). We argue that there is a need for a more fine-grained understanding of the “human side,” which requires conceptualizing M&As as practice-oriented processes. Drawing on the practice approach, we outline avenues for further research on the “human side” of global M&As. The research directions include (1) multilayered identity dynamics, (2) emotional processes, (3) participation and change agency, (4) resistance, (5) human resource management (HRM) practices and tools, and (6) new forms of communication.",
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