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The Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions$
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David Faulkner, Satu Teerikangas, and Richard J. Joseph

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199601462

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601462.001.0001

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A Social Identity Analysis of Mergers and Acquisitions

A Social Identity Analysis of Mergers and Acquisitions

(p.474) Chapter 19 A Social Identity Analysis of Mergers and Acquisitions
The Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions

Steffen R. Giessner

Johannes Ullrich

Rolf van Dick

Oxford University Press

Dramatic organizational changes like mergers and acquisitions (M&As) often result in rather low levels of employee identification with the organization. This puts the financial and strategic objectives of M&As at risk, because lower post-merger identification results in more conflict, lower motivation, and as a consequence decreases organizational performance. This chapter provides insights into the professional management of identity and identification processes during post-merger integration. Based on a theoretical and practical framework of identity management during M&As, it summarizes how underlying employee motives and organizational status impact on the tensions and conflicts between merging organizations and their employees. It also discusses how appropriate management of identity continuity, fairness perceptions, and leadership can increase post-merger identification. Finally, some caveats and future topics of inquiry are discussed.

Keywords:   post-merger identification, continuity, organizational status, social identity, fairness perceptions, leadership

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