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How a merger in the operational combination stage affects employee motivation: A quantitative case study of a Swedish professional service firm
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.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper aims to examine how employee motivation is affected during the operational combination stage of a merger between two relatively small Swedish professional service firms. This is done through a quantitative study conducted by examining the relationship between employee motivation and three approaches; social identity, role conflict and acculturation. Those approaches were first by themselves tested in order to examine the relationship between their respective indicators that represent respective approach. The main result of this study is that the three approaches have a positive significant impact on employee motivation. Therefore, it is important for the professional service firm to take those variables into consideration when formulating future strategies and when trying to improve the organizational climate.

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2010. , p. 49
Keywords [en]
Merger, employee motivation, operational combination stage, social identity theory, role conflict theory, acculturation theory
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-126722OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-126722DiVA, id: diva2:326497
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-06-23 Created: 2010-06-23 Last updated: 2010-06-23Bibliographically approved

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