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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Nineteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems|
|Editors||J. P. Shim, Yujong Hwang, Stacie Petter|
|Number of pages||10|
|Place of Publication||Atlanta, GA|
|Publisher||Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)|
|Article number||Paper 6|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||The 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems AMCIS 2013: Hyperconnected World: Anything, Anywhere, Anytime - Hilton Chicago, Chicago, United States|
Duration: 15 Aug 2013 → 17 Aug 2013
Conference number: 19
|Conference||The 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems AMCIS 2013|
|Period||15/08/2013 → 17/08/2013|
Toppenberg, G., & Henningsson, S. (2013). An Introspection for the Field of IS Integration Challenges in M&A. In J. P. Shim, Y. Hwang, & S. Petter (Eds.), Proceedings of the Nineteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems [Paper 6] Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL).