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The Dynamic Relation Between IS Integration and the Merger and Acquisition Process

Henningsson, Stefan LU and Carlsson, Sven LU (2007) 13th Asia Pacific Management Conference (APMC) In 13th Asia Pacific Management Conference (APMC) p.1106-1123
Abstract
Corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have established themselves as prominent tools for corporate strategy.

Consequently more and more organizations direct their attention towards the potential benefits of an M&A and the problems of

leveraging these potentials. Managing information systems (IS) integration in M&A means understanding the dynamic relationship

between IS integration and the M&A context and act upon the environmental pressure on the integration solution. We present a six

dimensional framework for IS integration in corporate M&A by integrating previous research on M&A and IS integration. We also

present and discuss the IS integration in four corporate... (More)
Corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have established themselves as prominent tools for corporate strategy.

Consequently more and more organizations direct their attention towards the potential benefits of an M&A and the problems of

leveraging these potentials. Managing information systems (IS) integration in M&A means understanding the dynamic relationship

between IS integration and the M&A context and act upon the environmental pressure on the integration solution. We present a six

dimensional framework for IS integration in corporate M&A by integrating previous research on M&A and IS integration. We also

present and discuss the IS integration in four corporate M&A. Trough the combination of the framework’s dimensions, the

dynamics of different parts of the M&A process is captured. We suggest that the framework may be used in further research to

build cumulative knowledge about how to govern and manage IS integration in M&A. We also suggest that the framework can be

used by firms in their acquisitions as it shows, through the combination of dimensions, IS integration issues, decisions, and actions

a firm has to consider in acquisition processes. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&amp;A) have established themselves as prominent tools for corporate strategy.<br/><br>
Consequently more and more organizations direct their attention towards the potential benefits of an M&amp;A and the problems of<br/><br>
leveraging these potentials. Managing information systems (IS) integration in M&amp;A means understanding the dynamic relationship<br/><br>
between IS integration and the M&amp;A context and act upon the environmental pressure on the integration solution. We present a six<br/><br>
dimensional framework for IS integration in corporate M&amp;A by integrating previous research on M&amp;A and IS integration. We also<br/><br>
present and discuss the IS integration in four corporate M&amp;A. Trough the combination of the framework’s dimensions, the<br/><br>
dynamics of different parts of the M&amp;A process is captured. We suggest that the framework may be used in further research to<br/><br>
build cumulative knowledge about how to govern and manage IS integration in M&amp;A. We also suggest that the framework can be<br/><br>
used by firms in their acquisitions as it shows, through the combination of dimensions, IS integration issues, decisions, and actions<br/><br>
a firm has to consider in acquisition processes.},
  author       = {Henningsson, Stefan and Carlsson, Sven},
  booktitle    = {13th Asia Pacific Management Conference (APMC)},
  keyword      = {IT management,Mergers and acquisitions,IS integration,IT governance},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1106--1123},
  title        = {The Dynamic Relation Between IS Integration and the Merger and Acquisition Process},
  year         = {2007},
}