The Dynamic Relation Between IS Integration and the Merger and Acquisition Process

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Corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have established themselves as prominent tools for corporate strategy.
Consequently more and more organizations direct their attention towards the potential benefits of an M&A and the problems of
leveraging these potentials. Managing information systems (IS) integration in M&A means understanding the dynamic relationship
between IS integration and the M&A context and act upon the environmental pressure on the integration solution. We present a six
dimensional framework for IS integration in corporate M&A by integrating previous research on M&A and IS integration. We also
present and discuss the IS integration in four corporate M&A. Trough the combination of the framework’s dimensions, the
dynamics of different parts of the M&A process is captured. We suggest that the framework may be used in further research to
build cumulative knowledge about how to govern and manage IS integration in M&A. We also suggest that the framework can be
used by firms in their acquisitions as it shows, through the combination of dimensions, IS integration issues, decisions, and actions
a firm has to consider in acquisition processes.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Economics and Business


  • IT management, Mergers and acquisitions, IS integration, IT governance
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th Asia Pacific Management Conference (APMC)
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch
Event13th Asia Pacific Management Conference (APMC) -
Duration: 2007 Nov 182007 Nov 20


Conference13th Asia Pacific Management Conference (APMC)