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.
|Title of host publication||Readings and Cases in International Human Resource Management|
|Editors||B. Sebastian Reiche, Günter K. Stahl, Mark E. Mendenhall, Gary R. Oddou|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|ISBN (Print)||978-1-032-13664-6, 978-1-032-16151-8|
|Publication status||Published - 2024|
|MoE publication type||D2 Article in a professional reserarch book (incl. editor's introduction, manuals, guides)|