Seminar by Niels Noorderhaven

December 8, 2017 @ 1:40 pm – 2:40 pm
MA-330 (FBA Building, Umit Berkman Seminar Room)
Ceyda Tutaşı
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Towards Collaborative Behavioral Intentions in M&A Integration
by Professor Dr. Niels Noorderhaven
Tilburg School of Economics and Management – Department of Management

Theoretical insights into factors influencing the success of large-scale organizational change are scarce. We explore such change in the context of post-acquisition integration, where success hinges on realizing synergies while maintaining positive attitudes and behaviors of employees. We conduct an in-depth inductive study of the integration of an acquired firm to develop theory pertaining  to  the  question  how  task  integration  management  and  human  integration management  lead  to  intergroup  interaction  processes that  either  engender or  impede the development  of  organizational  members’  collaborative  behavioral  intentions.  Our  study advances the M&A literature by revealing the crucial role of intergroup interaction processes. More generally, our study articulates the roles played by task-oriented and human-oriented interventions in large-scale organizational change.