Managing post-acquisition cultural change: an acquired company’s perspective

Managing post-acquisition cultural change: an acquired company’s perspective
Document type
Working Paper
Author(s)
Zueva, Anna; Ghauri, Pervez
Publisher
Manchester Business School
Date of publication
12 September 2007
Series
University of Manchester Business School Working Papers
Subject(s)
Management & leadership: including strategy, public sector management, operations and production
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This paper argues that focus on cultural differences is important but not sufficient for a successful management strategy. Other factors, such as how company members perceive the outcomes of cultural changes, should be taken into account. The authors explore how acquired companies’ members justify their attitudes towards post-acquisition cultural changes. Following the findings, recommendations are provided for the guidance of cultural change in acquired companies by the acquirers’ managers. The arguments are developed by building a conceptual framework using the existing literature. The framework is subsequently examined and developed further through three interview-based case studies, one of which is presented in detail.

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