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Eftersökta fördelar vid företagsförvärv: integrationsprocessens betydelse för måluppfyllnad
Gotland University, School of the Humanities and Social Science.
Gotland University, School of the Humanities and Social Science.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Motives for acquisitions : the integration process’s importance in achieving goals (English)
Abstract [en]

Mergers and acquisitions are a phenomenon which can occur for a variety of reasons. It may for example be that the organizations want to gain larger market shares or to complement and learn from each other and thus become more competitive. After the completion of an acquisition or merger, a process is initiated to create an affiliation between the two companies' employees. The purpose of this paper is to examine whether there is something that management can do to make the integration process as efficient as possible. The empirical research in this paper consisted of interviews and surveys with respondents from two accounting firms that recently completed a merger. To maximize the chances of a successful acquisition, management should try to influence employees through active communication, where similarities between organizational culture are addressed and stressed and thus try to contribute to the sense of belonging between the companies. A delay in moving to a single, mutual location has affected the integration process negatively.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
organizational culture, integration process, mergers and acquisitions, cultural change, communication
Keyword [sv]
organisationskultur, integrationsprocess, fusioner och förvärv, kulturell förändring, kommunikation
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1951OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-1951DiVA: diva2:631405
Subject / course
Business Administration (HGO)
Educational program
Programme of Graduate Business Administration (HGO)
Available from: 2013-08-14 Created: 2013-06-20 Last updated: 2013-08-14Bibliographically approved

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