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The DySIIM Model for managing IS integration in mergers and acquisitions

Henningsson, Stefan LU and Carlsson, Sven LU (2011) In Information Systems Journal 21(5). p.441-476
Abstract
Corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are prominent means for corporate strategy. In many M&As information systems (IS), integration is critical for achieving the intended goals. By integrating previous research on M&A and IS integration, we develop a six-dimensional theoretical framework for IS integration in corporate M&As. The framework is used to describe and explain IS integration management in four M&As. Based on the four cases, the theoretical framework and the existing literature, an initial model (Dynamic System of IS Integration in M&A, DySIIM) describing and explaining how IS integration relates to the M&A process is developed. Through the combination of the DySIIM's dimensions, the dynamics of... (More)
Corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are prominent means for corporate strategy. In many M&As information systems (IS), integration is critical for achieving the intended goals. By integrating previous research on M&A and IS integration, we develop a six-dimensional theoretical framework for IS integration in corporate M&As. The framework is used to describe and explain IS integration management in four M&As. Based on the four cases, the theoretical framework and the existing literature, an initial model (Dynamic System of IS Integration in M&A, DySIIM) describing and explaining how IS integration relates to the M&A process is developed. Through the combination of the DySIIM's dimensions, the dynamics of different parts of the M&A process are captured. The model can be used in further research to build cumulative knowledge about how to manage IS integration in M&A. The model can also be used by companies in their M&A since through the combination of dimensions, it shows the IS integration issues, decisions and actions that a company has to address in the process. (Less)
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DySIIM, IS integration, IS management, IT management, mergers and acquisitions, IT governance
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Information Systems Journal
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21
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5
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441 - 476
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1365-2575
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10.1111/j.1365-2575.2011.00374.x
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English
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  author       = {Henningsson, Stefan and Carlsson, Sven},
  issn         = {1365-2575},
  keyword      = {DySIIM,IS integration,IS management,IT management,mergers and acquisitions,IT governance},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {441--476},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Information Systems Journal},
  title        = {The DySIIM Model for managing IS integration in mergers and acquisitions},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2575.2011.00374.x},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2011},
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