Cultural change processes in mergers


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Cultural change processes in mergers

Show simple item record Søderberg, Anne-Marie en_US Cardel Gertsen, Martine en_US 2009-02-04T10:25:34Z 2009-02-04T10:25:34Z 2004-05-12T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.description.abstract There have been a number of attempts to explain post-merger problems by cultural differences, and in this paper, we argue that much previous research on mergers is based on an essentialist concept of culture. We claim that this conception is a problematic starting point for cultural studies, and argue for a social constructionist alternative. The conceptual challenges we address are: decontextualization of cultural issues, cultural differentiation and fragmentation, and structural versus processual views on culture. We also outline an agenda for future merger research and argue for studies focusing on cultural sensemaking processes in merging organizations by adopting narrative perspectives. Key words: merger, culture, organizational change, integration, social constructionism, narrative. en_US
dc.format.extent 42 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2000-38 en_US
dc.subject.other fusioner en_US
dc.subject.other socialkonstruktivisme en_US
dc.subject.other virksomhedens sociale ansvar en_US
dc.subject.other kulturforandring en_US
dc.title Cultural change processes in mergers en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt04maj12inrumo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Interkulturel Kommunikation og Ledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IKL en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Intercultural Communication and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IKL en_US
dc.idnumber x648078441 en_US København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2000 en_US
dc.title.subtitle a social constructionis perspective en_US

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