Call for Papers
The frequency and scale of the global interorganizational encounters such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other forms of corporate development have significantly increased during the past two decades in spite of continuous reports on their high failure rates (e.g., Cartwright & Cooper, 1996; 2000; Gomes et al., 2013; Gomes et al., 2011): Unfortunately, studies from different scientific streams have generally failed to step into each other's turf, hence missing the opportunities from cross-fertilization (Weber et al., 2009; 2011):
Several reviews (e.g., Schweiger & Goolet, 2000; 2005; Stahl & Voigt, 2008; Teerikangas, 2007) point out that most of the existing research on the human side of the global interorganizational encounters such as M&As, joint ventures, and others has been fragmented across various disciplines, and rarely have models been proposed that were applicable across different organizations.
The goal of this sub-theme is to stimulate scholars to focus on the individual and group level emotional reactions in the global interorganizational encounters such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, etc.
We encourage both conceptual and empirical contributions that may address, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Factors affecting the ability of individuals and groups to cope with and to accept the changes that occur following global M&A, strategic alliances, and joint ventures
- Coping with stress, negative attitudes, emotions during pre-merger/JV and post-merger/JV stages
- The effect of corporate and national culture clashes in global M&A, strategic alliances, and joint ventures
- The impact of leadership on the atmosphere of psychological safety for employees following global M&A, strategic alliances, and joint ventures
- The effect of the global M&A, strategic alliances, and joint ventures on employee and group commitment, motivation, cooperation, burnout, and turnover
- Pre- and post-merger/JV identification, de- and re-identification of the employees
- Emotional intelligence, employee and group perceptions, attributions, motivation, power and politics in the global interorganizational encounters (M&A, strategic alliances, and joint ventures)
Cartwright, Sue & Cary L. Cooper (1996): Managing Mergers, Acquisitions, and Strategic Alliances: Integrating People and Cultures. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.
Cartwright, Sue & Cary L. Cooper (2000): HR Know-How in Mergers and Acquisitions. London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Gomes, Emanuel, Yaakov Weber & Shlomo Yedidia Tarba (2013): 'Critical success factors through the mergers and acquisitions process: Revealing pre- and post-M&A connections for improved performance.' Thunderbird International Business Review, 55 (1), pp. 13–35.
Gomes, Emanuel, Yaakov Weber, Shlomo Yedidia Tarba & Chris Brown (2011): Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances: Understanding the Process. USA & UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Schweiger, David M. & Philip K. Goulet (2000): 'Integrating mergers and acquisitions: An international research review.' In: Sydney Finkelstein & Cary L. Cooper (eds.): Advances in Mergers & Acquisitions, Vol. 1. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 61–91.
Schweiger, David M. & Philip K. Goulet (2005): 'Facilitation Acquisition Integration through Deep-Level Cultural Learning Interventions: A Longitudinal Field Experiment.' Organization Studies, 26 (10), pp. 1477–1499.
Stahl, Günter K. & Andreas Voigt (2008): 'Do cultural differences matter in mergers and acquisitions? A tentative model for examination.' Organization Science, 19 (1), pp. 160–176.
Teerikangas, Satu (2007): 'A Comparative Overview of the Impact of Cultural Diversity on Interorganizational Encounters.' In: Cary L. Cooper & Sydney Finkelstein (eds.): Advances in Mergers & Acquisitions, Vol. 6. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 37–75.
Weber, Yaakov, Shlomo Yedidia Tarba & Arie Reichel (2009): 'International mergers and acquisitions performance revisited – The role of cultural distance and post-acquisition integration approach.' In: Cary L. Cooper & Sydney Finkelstein (eds.): Advances in Mergers & Acquisitions, Vol. 8. New York: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 1–17.
Weber, Yaakov, Shlomo Yedidia Tarba & Arie Reichel (2011): 'A model of the influence of culture on integration approaches and international mergers and acquisitions performance.' International Studies of Management & Organization, 41 (3), pp. 10–28.