The DySIIM Model for Managing IS Integration in Mergers and Acquisitions

Stefan Henningsson, Sven Carlsson

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    Corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are prominent means for corporate strategy. In many M&As information systems (IS), integration is critical for achieving the intended goals. By integrating previous research on M&A and IS integration, we develop a six-dimensional theoretical framework for IS integration in corporate M&As. The framework is used to describe and explain IS integration management in four M&As. Based on the four cases, the theoretical framework and the existing literature, an initial model (Dynamic System of IS Integration in M&A, DySIIM) describing and explaining how IS integration relates to the M&A process is developed. Through the combination of the DySIIM's dimensions, the dynamics of different parts of the M&A process are captured. The model can be used in further research to build cumulative knowledge about how to manage IS integration in M&A. The model can also be used by companies in their M&A since through the combination of dimensions, it shows the IS integration issues, decisions and actions that a company has to address in the process.
    Corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are prominent means for corporate strategy. In many M&As information systems (IS), integration is critical for achieving the intended goals. By integrating previous research on M&A and IS integration, we develop a six-dimensional theoretical framework for IS integration in corporate M&As. The framework is used to describe and explain IS integration management in four M&As. Based on the four cases, the theoretical framework and the existing literature, an initial model (Dynamic System of IS Integration in M&A, DySIIM) describing and explaining how IS integration relates to the M&A process is developed. Through the combination of the DySIIM's dimensions, the dynamics of different parts of the M&A process are captured. The model can be used in further research to build cumulative knowledge about how to manage IS integration in M&A. The model can also be used by companies in their M&A since through the combination of dimensions, it shows the IS integration issues, decisions and actions that a company has to address in the process.
    LanguageEnglish
    JournalInformation Systems Journal
    Volume21
    Issue number5
    Pages441-476
    ISSN1350-1917
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • DySIIM
    • IS Integration
    • IS Management
    • IT Management
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • IT Governance

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    The DySIIM Model for Managing IS Integration in Mergers and Acquisitions. / Henningsson, Stefan; Carlsson, Sven.

    In: Information Systems Journal, Vol. 21, No. 5, 2011, p. 441-476.

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