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Efficiency drawbacks within complex M&A integrations: - A study that observes leadership affection
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Economics and Management (Div.) (closed (20130101).
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Economics and Management (Div.) (closed (20130101).
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Effektivitetshämmare inom komplexa M&A-integreringar : - En studie som observerar ledarskapspåverkan (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

There is a recurring interest and attention regarding the problems with M&A integrations andthe difficulty to implement these successfully. Focus is often set on necessary financialaspects and smart strategic moves but equally important factors such as leadership andculture has recently been shown to be crucial.

The purpose of this study has been to identify potential kinds of efficiency drawbacks inchange management situations of complex M&A integrations. Complex M&A integrationshave been designated by constellations of multiple companies, concentrated in differentindustries.

The data collection has been a qualitative case study that spanned over three months, locatedinternationally. More than 40 interviews were conducted, in which the majority have beenface-to-face. The co-operating company contributed with employees to interview and gatherknowledge from, where emphasis was placed on differentiating the interviewees to reduceany potential bias.

The findings demonstrate many forms of identified efficiency drawbacks, which inconclusions are later categorized into the efficiency drawback lack of leadership. Thisefficiency drawback may be considered critically important to address, advantageouslyproactively for successful M&A integrations.

Abstract [sv]

Det förekommer ett återkommande intresse och uppmärksamhet gällande problematiken medM&A-integrationer och att det är så svårt att genomföra lyckade sådana. Fokus hamnar oftapå nödvändiga finansiella aspekter och smarta strategiska drag men minst lika viktigafaktorer såsom ledarskap och kultur har på senare tid visats vara avgörande.

Syftet med denna studie har varit att identifiera eventuella former av effektivitetshämmareinom förändringsmiljöer uppkomna av komplexa M&A-integreringar. Med komplexa M&Aintegreringaravses i detta fall M&A-konstellationer av multipel art, det vill säga där fler äntvå företag ingår, koncentrerade inom skilda industrier.

För datainsamling har valts en kvalitativ fallstudie som sträckt sig över tre månader,lokaliserad internationellt. Drygt 40 intervjuer har utförts, där majoriteten har varit fysiska.Det samarbetande företaget har hållit med personal att intervjua och samla in kunskap ifrån,där tonvikt har lagts vid att differentiera intervjuobjekten för reducering av eventuell bias.

Resultatet påvisar många former av identifierade effektivitetshämmare där slutsatsen senarekategoriserar in dessa i effektivetshämmaren avsaknaden av ledarskap. Dennaeffektivitetshämmare kan således anses kritiskt viktig att åtgärda, fördelaktigen proaktivt, förlyckade M&A-integreringar.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 72 p.
Keyword [en]
M&A, integration, complex, industry, leadership, communication, identity, culture, efficiency drawbacks, change management
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Work Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-124015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-124015DiVA: diva2:632286
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Industrial Economics and Management
Educational program
Master of Science - Industrial Engineering and Management
Available from: 2013-08-09 Created: 2013-06-24 Last updated: 2013-08-09Bibliographically approved

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