How Enterprise Architecture Maturity Enables Post-merger IT Integration

Robert Lorenz Törmer, Stefan Henningsson

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Abstract

While world-wide Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) activity continues to accelerate, a substantial proportion of deals fails to yield the expected value. The inability to plan and implement post-merger integration of information technology contributes substantially to these failure rates. This paper advances the argument that a company’s pre-existing Enterprise Architecture decisively shapes the capability to implement post-merger IT integration and subsequently realize benefits from M&A. Our multiple-case study investigates three acquisition cases and develops an explanatory theory of how Enterprise Architecture maturity enables the implementation of distinct integration strategies. The results do not only enrich the academic literature on M&A, but also show the strategic value of Enterprise Architecture maturity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Business Informatics Research : Perspectives in Business Informatics Research
EditorsBjörn Johansson, Charles Møller, Atanu Chaudhuri, Frantisek Sudzina
Number of pages15
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2017
Pages16-30
ISBN (Print)9783319649290
ISBN (Electronic)9783319649306
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event16th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research. BIR 2017 - Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 28 Aug 201730 Aug 2017
Conference number: 16
http://www.bir2017.aau.dk/

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research. BIR 2017
Number16
LocationAalborg University
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period28/08/201730/08/2017
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume295
ISSN1865-1348

Keywords

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Post-merger IT Integration

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