Managing the Technology Acquisition Integration Paradox at SAP

Stefan Henningsson, Thomas Kude, Karl Michael Popp

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    Abstrakt

    In this paper, we report on a novel approach developed by SAP AG, the German enterprise software company, for managing the integration of acquisitions of companies to access innovative technologies and related capabilities: the Product Council approach. The value of the Product Council approach rests in ensuring critical speed while not compromising accuracy in the integration process. For SAP, the Product Council became a vital component in its technology acquisition capability that allows the company to retain its technological edge in the hypercompetitive software industry.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelICIS 2016 Proceedings
    Antal sider11
    UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
    ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Publikationsdato2016
    ISBN (Elektronisk)9780996683135
    StatusUdgivet - 2016
    BegivenhedThe 37th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2016: Digital Innovation at the Crossroads - University of Limerick, Dublin, Irland
    Varighed: 11 dec. 201614 dec. 2016
    Konferencens nummer: 37
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    Konference

    KonferenceThe 37th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2016
    Nummer37
    LokationUniversity of Limerick
    LandIrland
    ByDublin
    Periode11/12/201614/12/2016
    AndetThirty Seventh International Conference on Information Systems
    Internetadresse
    NavnProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems
    Vol/bind37

    Emneord

    • Acquisition
    • M&A
    • Innovation
    • Integration paradox
    • Case study

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