Taking Stock and Looking Forward: A Scientometric Analysis of IS/IT Integration Challenges in Mergers

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 the theory building in the area. We identify and analyse 48 articles, published in 13 journals and 5 conference proceedings based on their theoretical contribution. Based on the analysis we point out gaps in the literature and suggest directions for future research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationECIS 2014 Proceedings
    EditorsMichel Avital, Jan Marco Leimeister, Ulrike Schultze
    Number of pages16
    Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Publication date2014
    ISBN (Print)9780991556700
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event22nd European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2014: Digital Work, Digital Life - David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Duration: 9 Jun 201411 Jun 2014
    Conference number: 22


    Conference22nd European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2014
    LocationDavid Intercontinental Hotel
    CityTel Aviv
    Internet address
    SeriesProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems

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