Post-Acquisition IT Integration: The Sequential Effects in Growth-by-Acquisition Programs

Stefan Henningsson, Philip Yetton

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    Resumé

    The extant research on post-acquisition IT integration analyzes how acquirers realize IT-based value in individual acquisitions. However, serial acquirers make 60% of acquisitions. These acquisitions are not isolated events, but are components in growth-by-acquisition programs. To explain how serial acquirers realize IT-based value, we develop three propositions on the sequential effects on post-acquisition IT integration in acquisition programs. Their combined explanation is that serial acquirers must have a growth-by-acquisition strategy that includes the capability to improve IT integration capabilities, to sustain high alignment across acquisitions and to maintain a scalable IT infrastructure with a flat or decreasing cost structure. We begin the process of validating the three propositions by investigating a longitudinal case study of a growth-by-acquisition program.
    The extant research on post-acquisition IT integration analyzes how acquirers realize IT-based value in individual acquisitions. However, serial acquirers make 60% of acquisitions. These acquisitions are not isolated events, but are components in growth-by-acquisition programs. To explain how serial acquirers realize IT-based value, we develop three propositions on the sequential effects on post-acquisition IT integration in acquisition programs. Their combined explanation is that serial acquirers must have a growth-by-acquisition strategy that includes the capability to improve IT integration capabilities, to sustain high alignment across acquisitions and to maintain a scalable IT infrastructure with a flat or decreasing cost structure. We begin the process of validating the three propositions by investigating a longitudinal case study of a growth-by-acquisition program.
    SprogEngelsk
    TitelProceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2013
    RedaktørerHepu Deng, Craig Standing
    Antal sider12
    Udgivelses stedMelbourne
    ForlagRMIT University
    Dato2013
    ISBN (Trykt)9780992449506
    StatusUdgivet - 2013
    BegivenhedAustralasian Conference on Information Systems. ACIS 2013 - RMIT University, Melbourne, Australien
    Varighed: 4 dec. 20136 dec. 2013
    Konferencens nummer: 24
    http://www.rmit.edu.au/acis2013

    Konference

    KonferenceAustralasian Conference on Information Systems. ACIS 2013
    Nummer24
    LokationRMIT University
    LandAustralien
    ByMelbourne
    Periode04/12/201306/12/2013
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    Emneord

    • Acquisitions
    • Mergers
    • IT Integration
    • Serial Acquisitions
    • Case Study

    Citer dette

    Henningsson, S., & Yetton, P. (2013). Post-Acquisition IT Integration: The Sequential Effects in Growth-by-Acquisition Programs. I H. Deng, & C. Standing (red.), Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2013 Melbourne: RMIT University.
    Henningsson, Stefan ; Yetton, Philip. / Post-Acquisition IT Integration : The Sequential Effects in Growth-by-Acquisition Programs. Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2013. red. / Hepu Deng ; Craig Standing. Melbourne : RMIT University, 2013.
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    Henningsson, S & Yetton, P 2013, Post-Acquisition IT Integration: The Sequential Effects in Growth-by-Acquisition Programs. i H Deng & C Standing (red), Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2013. RMIT University, Melbourne, Australasian Conference on Information Systems. ACIS 2013, Melbourne, Australien, 04/12/2013.

    Post-Acquisition IT Integration : The Sequential Effects in Growth-by-Acquisition Programs. / Henningsson, Stefan; Yetton, Philip.

    Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2013. red. / Hepu Deng; Craig Standing. Melbourne : RMIT University, 2013.

    Publikation: Kapitel i bog/rapport/konferenceprocesKonferencebidrag i proceedingsForskningpeer review

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    Henningsson S, Yetton P. Post-Acquisition IT Integration: The Sequential Effects in Growth-by-Acquisition Programs. I Deng H, Standing C, red., Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2013. Melbourne: RMIT University. 2013.