Managing Post-Acquisition Cultural Change: An Acquired Company’s Perspective

ABSTRACT: Post-M&A organizational cultural change is a traumatic experience for organizational members. It generates resistance and contributes to M&A failure. Nevertheless, the literature on managing post-M&A cultural change is scarce and largely focused on overcoming the debilitating impact of inter-organizational cultural differences on communication. We argue that focus on cultural differences is important but not sufficient for a successful management strategy. Other factors, such as … [ Read more ]