An Introspection for the Field of IS Integration Challenges in M&A

Gustav Toppenberg, Stefan Henningsson

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    The last decade has seen a rise in research on the topic of challenges associated with information systems (IS) in corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Although this proliferation of research has the potential to significantly improve our understanding of IS challenges in M&A activity, absent is the necessary step of consolidating and integrating extant knowledge. In this paper, we review the domain of IS integration in M&As with focus on what have been studied and how it has been studied. By reviewing 37 articles, published in 13 journals, 5 conference proceedings this paper identifies patterns and gaps, and provides directions for future research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Nineteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems
    EditorsJ. P. Shim, Yujong Hwang, Stacie Petter
    Number of pages10
    Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Publication date2013
    Article numberPaper 6
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventThe 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems AMCIS 2013: Hyperconnected World: Anything, Anywhere, Anytime - Hilton Chicago, Chicago, United States
    Duration: 15 Aug 201317 Aug 2013
    Conference number: 19


    ConferenceThe 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems AMCIS 2013
    LocationHilton Chicago
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
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