Developing Acquisition IS Integration Capabilities: The Learning Processes of Novice Acquirers

Peter J. Wynne

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Abstrakt

An under researched, yet critical challenge of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), is what to do with the two organisations’ information systems (IS) post-acquisition. Commonly referred to as acquisition IS integration, existing theory suggests that to integrate the information systems successfully, an acquiring company must leverage two high level capabilities: diagnosis and integration execution. Through a case study, this paper identifies how a novice acquirer develops these capabilities in anticipation of an acquisition by examining its use of learning processes. The study finds the novice acquirer applies trial and error, experimental, and vicarious learning processes, while actively avoiding improvisational learning. The results of the study contribute to the acquisition IS integration literature specifically by exploring it from a new perspective: the learning processes used by novice acquirers. Furthermore, the findings contribute several important implications for practice.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 27th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Antal sider11
UdgivelsesstedWollongong
ForlagUniversity of Wollongong
Publikationsdato2016
ISBN (Trykt)9781741282672
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781741282672
StatusUdgivet - 2016
BegivenhedAustralasian Conference on Information Systems. ACIS 2016 - University of Wollongong Faculty of Business, Wollongong, Australien
Varighed: 5 dec. 20167 dec. 2016
Konferencens nummer: 27
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Konference

KonferenceAustralasian Conference on Information Systems. ACIS 2016
Nummer27
LokationUniversity of Wollongong Faculty of Business
LandAustralien
ByWollongong
Periode05/12/201607/12/2016
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Emneord

  • Acquisition IS integration
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Learning processes
  • Novice acquirer

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