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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) 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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IT management, Mergers and acquisitions, IS integration, IT governance
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13th Asia Pacific Management Conference (APMC)
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2007-11-18 - 2007-11-20
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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)},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1106--1123},
  title        = {The Dynamic Relation Between IS Integration and the Merger and Acquisition Process},
  url          = {http://infotech.monash.edu.au/research/centres/cdsesr/papers-pdf/t100.pdf},
  year         = {2007},
}