Identity versus culture in mergers of equals

Authors: Zaheer, Srilata; Schomaker, Margaret; Genc, Mehmet
Abstract: We suggest that organizational identity — ‘who we are’ — may be as influential as culture — ‘how we do things’ — in affecting the integration process, especially in mergers of equals. We also suggest that the framing of a merger as one of ‘equals’ is itself likely to reinforce existing organizational identities by setting up an expectation of strict equality in all aspects of the merger.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 1 April 2003
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: European management journal, Vol. 21 (2), 185–191 (2003)
University Connection, Strategy & Marketing Consultants GmbH
Alternative version: 10.1016/S0263-2373(03)00013-6
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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