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

Stefan Henningsson, Philip Yetton

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    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.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2013
    EditorsHepu Deng, Craig Standing
    Number of pages12
    Place of PublicationMelbourne
    PublisherRMIT University
    Date2013
    ISBN (Print)9780992449506
    StatePublished - 2013
    EventAustralasian Conference on Information Systems. ACIS 2013 - RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 4 Dec 20136 Dec 2013
    Conference number: 24
    http://www.rmit.edu.au/acis2013

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    ConferenceAustralasian Conference on Information Systems. ACIS 2013
    Number24
    LocationRMIT University
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period04/12/201306/12/2013
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      Henningsson, S., & Yetton, P. (2013). Post-Acquisition IT Integration: The Sequential Effects in Growth-by-Acquisition Programs. In H. Deng, & C. Standing (Eds.), 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. editor / 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. in H Deng & C Standing (eds), Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2013. RMIT University, Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 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. ed. / Hepu Deng; Craig Standing. Melbourne : RMIT University, 2013.

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

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