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Post-deal integration management​

Key topics in this area studied by eM&Ai members:


  • Identity and cultural dynamics in post-acquisition integration

  • Actors perceptions and emotions in M&A

  • Middle management involvement in acquisition strategy  implementation

  • Key people and employee retention

  • Acquisition brokers

  • ...

Key topics in this area studied by eM&Ai members:


  • Different integration approaches for different objectives

  • Cooperation dynamics and networks in M&A 

  • Knowledge transfer and co-innovation in M&A

  • Synergy realization

  • Routine combination and dynamics

  • ...


Key topics in this area studied by eM&Ai members:

  • Evaluating M&A performance

  • Synergy realization

  • Serial acquirers and acquisition learning 

  • ...

Featured research

Navigating challenging contexts: costs and benefits of codified acquisition experience
Bauer, F., King, D., Schriber, S., Kruckenhauser, C. 2021, Long Range Planning. 17 p.

Strategic Agility, Internationalisation Speed and International Success – The Role of Coordination Mechanisms and Growth Modes
Demir, R., Campopiano, G., Kruckenhauser, C., Bauer, F. 2021,  Journal of International Management. 27, 1, 20 p.

Retaliation effectiveness and acquisition performance: the influence of managerial decisions and industry context
Bauer, F., King, D., Schriber, S. 2021,  British Journal of Management. 19 p.

Deadly sins and corporate acquisitions
Schriber, S., King, D., Bauer, F. 2021, Culture and Organization. 27, 1, p. 1-15. 15 p.

Should I Stay, or Should I Go? Multi-focus Identification and Employee Retention in Post-Acquisition Integration

Steigenberger, N., N. Mirc, 2020,  Human Relations, vol. 73, no. 7, pp. 981–1009

Postacquisition Boundary Spanning: A Relational Perspective on Integration

Colman, H. L., A. Rouzies,  2019, Journal of Management, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 2225–2253.

Recasting the dynamics of post-acquisition integration: An embeddedness perspective

Rouzies, A., H. L. Colman, D. Angwin, 2019, Long Range Planning, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 271-282

Toward a Theory of Organizational Integration

Castañer X., Ketokivi M., 2018, Advances in Strategic Management,  pp. 53-80.

Synergy Sources, Target Autonomy and Integration in Acquisitions

Zaheer A., Castañer X., Souder D., 2013/03. Journal of Management, 39 (3) pp. 604-632.

Sociocultural Integration in Mergers and Acquisitions: Unresolved Paradoxes and Directions for Future Research

Stahl, G. K., A. Rouzies, N. Mirc, A. et al,  2013 , Thunderbird International Business Review,  vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 333-356

Identification Processes in Post-Acquisition Integration: The Role of Social Interactions

Rouzies, A., H. L. Colman 2012,  Corporate Reputation Review


Connecting the micro- and macro-level: Proposition of a research design to study post-acquisition synergies through a social network approach

Mirc, N.,2012, Scandinavian Journal of Management, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 121-135

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