Knowledge-sharing Behavior and Post-acquisition Integration Failure

Jens Gammelgaard, Kenneth Husted, Snejina Michailova

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Abstrakt

AbstractNot achieving the anticipated synergy effects in the post-acquisition integration context is a serious causefor the high acquisition failure rate. While existing studies on failures of acquisitions exist fromeconomics, finance, strategy, organization theory, and human resources management, this paper appliesinsights from the knowledge-sharing literature. The paper establishes a conceptual link between obstaclesin the post-acquisition integration processes and individual knowledge-sharing behavior as related toknowledge transmitters and knowledge receivers. We argue that such an angle offers important insights toexplaining the high failure rate in acquisitions.Descriptors: post-acquisition integration, acquisition failure, individual knowledge-sharing behavior
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelses stedKøbenhavn
Antal sider38
ISBN (Trykt)8791506212
StatusUdgivet - 2004

Emneord

  • Videndeling
  • Videnledelse
  • Virksomhedsovertagelser
  • Fusioner

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