Managing People and Culture in Mergers and Acquisitions

Satu Teerikangas, Günter K. Stahl, Ingmar Björkman, Mark E. Mendenhall

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This reading addresses international human resource management concerns when undertaking mergers and acquisitions (M&A) across borders. M&As are a particular type of inter-organizational encounter, thus they share features with joint ventures, alliances, or outsourcing arrangements. The distinguishing characteristic of M&As is that beyond connecting two organizations, they result in a change in ownership. It is this change of ownership that lies at the heart of many of the human resource-related concerns in M&As: indeed, for the employee, a change of ownership represents not only a change in employer, but also a change in the psychological contract with one’s employer.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReadings and Cases in International Human Resource Management
EditorsB. Sebastian Reiche, Günter K. Stahl, Mark E. Mendenhall, Gary R. Oddou
Place of PublicationNew York
Publication date2024
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-13664-6, 978-1-032-16151-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-24727-2
Publication statusPublished - 2024
MoE publication typeD2 Article in a professional reserarch book (incl. editor's introduction, manuals, guides)


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