Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cultural divergence in merging family businesses
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Lifelong learning/Encell.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4248-0634
2011 (English)In: The Journal of Family Business Strategy, ISSN 1877-8585, Vol. 2, no 2, 69-77 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is one of the strategic options available for business growth, and there is an increased research interest in the topic and its relevance to family firms. In this article, post-merger integration is discussed by looking at ownership, family and management as three separate value systems at work in the process. The interplay between these aspects influences what people perceive as organizational culture in terms of norms and values in a specific setting. The paper builds on a field study of two family businesses in a Nordic setting, including over 200 interviews and 40 h of video. The paper contributes to the emerging knowledge about M&A in family business. Furthermore, it contributes to the field of M&A by highlighting that ownership could be included as an aspect in cultural studies to better understand post-merger integration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2011. Vol. 2, no 2, 69-77 p.
Keyword [en]
Mergers and acquisitions, Family business, Organizational culture, Values
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-15657DOI: 10.1016/j.jfbs.2011.03.004OAI: diva2:429748
Available from: 2011-07-05 Created: 2011-07-05 Last updated: 2015-11-06Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(183 kB)150 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 183 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Bjursell, Cecilia
By organisation
HLK, Lifelong learning/Encell
In the same journal
The Journal of Family Business Strategy
Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 150 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 396 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link