Sub-theme 20: M&A Activity in Times of Turbulence: Reshaping Environments, Organizations and Individuals?

Philippe Véry, EDHEC Business School, Nice, France
Satu Teerikangas, University College London, UK
Mélanie Hassett, Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland
Session I: Thursday, July 03, 11:00 to 12:30, T3-09
Strategy and Context
Chair: Duncan Angwin
Kimberly Ellis and Taco Reus
Linking strategy content to (fair) strategy process in related mergers and acquisitions
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Nicola Mirc
William Y. Degbey and Lauri-Matti Palmunen
Reductionist and pluralist behavioral strategies in mergers and acquisitions
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Michael Grant
Session II: Thursday, July 03, 14:00 to 15:30, T3-09
Strategy and Decision-making
Chair: Taco Reus
David R. King, Olimpia Meglio and Annette Risberg
Strategic windows: Achieving benefits of speed in acquisitions
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Duncan Angwin
Michael Grant and Lars Frimanson
Decision-making, acquisition project competencies and the development of acquisition processes
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Uma Urs
Uma Urs, Duncan Angwin and Naaguesh Appadu
Performance comparison of M&A motive archetypes – Study of UK local acquisitions between 2004 and 2013
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Taco Reus
Session III: Thursday, July 03, 16:00 to 17:30, T3-09
Post-acquisition Integration
Chair: Annette Risberg
David Kroon, Niels G. Noorderhaven and Kevin Corley
Towards a model of post-acquisition integration
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Nathalie Mérai
Norbert Steigenberger and Mark Ebers
The paradox of goal-setting and goal achievement in PMIs: Why the wrong firms set ambitious goals
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Stanislaw Schmal
Uma Urs
Ordinary routine aggregations during post acquisition integration – Methodological challenges
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Gustavo Adolfo Birollo
Session IV: Friday, July 04, 09:00 to 10:30, T3-09
Socio-cultural Integration
Chair: Riikka Sarala
Luca Giustiniano and Luigi De Bernardis
Evolution of multiple organisational identities after an M&A: A case study from Europe
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Audrey Rouzies
Nathalie Mérai
Post-integration and privatization, a situation of organizational dissonance: The case of a merger between a public and a private firm
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): David Kroon
Audrey Rouzies, Helene Colman and Randi Lunnan
Social integration post-acquisition: The role of local and national identity claims
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Pauliina Junni
Session V: Friday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30, T3-09
Management and Leadership
Chair: Audrey Rouzies
Gustavo Birollo and Linda Rouleau
Middle managers' sensemaking role in acquisitions: A practice-based approach
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Noelia-Sarah Reynolds
Noelia-Sarah Reynolds
A genre analysis of consumer antenarratives of M & A announcements
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Luigi De Bernardis
Paulina Junni and Riikka Sarala
M&A leadership: A literature review
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Nina Preston
Session VI: Saturday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, T3-09
Behavioural Dynamics
Chair: Linda Rouleau
Christine Coisne
Managing cultural dynamics for performance: Reshaping a large consulting company after a merger
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Annnette Risberg
Satu Teerikangas and Nina Preston
The engagement of individual actors across acquisition processes – An exploratory study
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Christine Jeannine Coisne
Nicola Mirc
Network brokers as a resource for ensuring acquisition integration
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Norbert Steigenberger
Session VII: Saturday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, T3-09
M&A Activity in Times of Turbulence: Reshaping Environments, Organizations and Individuals?
Chair: Philippe Very, Satu Teerikangas and Mélanie Hassett
Discussion and conclusions with all the participants