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Post-acquisition integration: A case study of the acculturation following Philips' acquisition of Carestream HCIS in 2019
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.
2020 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Cultural integration post an acquisition is a subject that has increased in interest during the last decades. Management in acquiring companies could impact the acquisition and attitudes within employees by focusing on soft values of the people from both parties affected by the acquisition. Nahavandi and Malekzadeh (1988) has referred to these values within employees of acquisition parties as acculturation. Depending on the outcome of the acculturation the acquisition parties will unite in different types of organisational marriages (Cartwright & Cooper, 1993). This study con- tains a case study where the authors have studied Philips acquisition of Carestream HCIS and analysed the view of acculturation from both parties. The findings of the study are that the acquired parties have different acculturation modes, Philips representing integration and Carestream HCIS assimilation. However, the findings of the case study show that different acculturation modes not necessary result in a bad marriage.

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2020. , p. 52
Keywords [en]
Acculturation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Organisational Marriages, Philips, Carestream HCIS
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-403973OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-403973DiVA, id: diva2:1392223
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Philips
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Business Studies
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Freestanding course
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Available from: 2020-02-07 Created: 2020-02-06 Last updated: 2020-02-07Bibliographically approved

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