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Cultural and political post-acquisition integration: a qualitative case study
2001 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The subject of this study is cultural and political post-acquisition integration. The study has been carried out as a qualitative case study of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young's acquisition of a part of Telia ProSoft. The integration process has been divided into five phases and analysed with focus on seven values defined within Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. The study contributes to existing research, which shows that it is common that culture and politics within the acquiring organisation is maintained while acquired employees have to, either adopt or accept, that culture and politics. It also shows on the existence and importance of cultural and political subgroups. The study also shows that acquired employees, who are quickly integrated physically as well as socially, with employees from the acquiring organisation, tend to adopt the culture and politics of the acquiring organisation. Acquired employees, who are not integrated as quickly, tend to more accept than adopt the culture and politics. Another important finding is that acquired employees found it easier to accept or adopt aspects of culture and politics, of the acquiring organisation, if those aspects also were present within the acquired organisation prior to the acquisition. Another subject discussed is the importance of identification with the organisation. The study shows that acquired employees, who were not quickly integrated, rather tend to identify with the former employer than the new employer. The authors want to shed new light over the results and judgement of cultural and political integration of employees in a post-acquisition situation. By doing this they hope to give the reader a possibility to gain insight and provide new patterns of thought concerning such a situation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Acquisition, Culture, Politics, Integration, Identity, Organisational change, Mergers
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-49886ISRN: LTU-SHU-EX--01/150--SELocal ID: 7336b59c-3cac-4760-bd34-9a45c40cef31OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-49886DiVA: diva2:1023234
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Systems Sciences, bacheor's level
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Note
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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