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Acculturation: The view of the acquired
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Acquisitions are growing in popularity as a way for organizations to grow. Yet the proportion of acquisitions that fail to meet their performance goals are high. The reason behind this failure rate can be many, but one often cited cause is differences in organizational culture and acculturative stress. 

 

This thesis aims to gain a fuller understanding of how acculturation and acculturative stress are perceived by the members of staff of an acquired firm. This thesis took a qualitative approach with semi-structured interviews as the method of data collection. The sample consisted of four members of staff of a firm who had been acquired part of an international acquisition. 

 

The results showed that they perceived the acquirers preferred mode of acculturation to be more intrusive than the one preferred by the members of staff of the acquired firm. Furthermore, the participants expressed that the organization suffered from common symptoms of acculturative stress, such as increased turnover among management.

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2019. , p. 38
Keywords [en]
Acculturation, Acculturative Stress, International Acquisitions, Culture
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-388947OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-388947DiVA, id: diva2:1336025
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Business Studies
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Master Programme in Business and Management
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Available from: 2019-07-09 Created: 2019-07-08 Last updated: 2019-07-09Bibliographically approved

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