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The Old Mutual and Skandia demerger: Building commitment as a factor of success
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Increasing M&A activity has during recent years shown no indication of slowing down. Contrastingly the success rate of the M&A’s are still low, accordingly an increased frequency of demergers is a likely outcome. The demerger phenomenon has yet to reach the gaze of the academic community, where little is known surrounding the subject. This study takes a qualitative approach to try to understand the underlying reasons that drive a demerger process, and the factors that determine the success of a demerger process, through the lens of M&A literature. Our findings provide indications that the planning and execution of the disintegration and communication within a demerger correlates to demerger success.

Furthermore, our contributions give indications that building employee commitment is an essential driver that enhances the possibility of a successful demerger.    

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
Demerger process; Commitment; Communication; Conflict of interest
National Category
Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-223818OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-223818DiVA: diva2:714320
Subject / course
Business Studies
Educational program
Ekonomie kandidatprogrammet
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Available from: 2014-04-30 Created: 2014-04-27 Last updated: 2014-04-30Bibliographically approved

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