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Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions: Leadership and Post-Merger Integration

In our research, we focus on advancing knowledge and expertise in cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) and unraveling the complexities of post-merger socio-cultural integration in international business.

Our extensive research, covering regions such as Latin America, Asia, and Europe, utilizes qualitative and quantitative methods to thoroughly comprehend the intricacies of these processes. As proud members of the European M&A Institute, we actively participate in interdisciplinary initiatives, collaborating with our esteemed academic and corporate partners. These are the three main streams of our expertise:

Organizational Identity and Power Dynamics in post-merger integration: This research category explores the dynamics of organizational identification in the context of M&As. It emphasizes the importance of nurturing a shared corporate identity post-M&A and addresses the challenges of managing power dynamics between subsidiaries and parent entities. Additionally, it considers the socio-cultural perspectives of cross-border M&As. This research helps organizations understand how to create a cohesive identity and navigate complex relations within and between groups involved in M&A activities.

Culture-based Approach to Post-Merger Integration: This research category delves into the operational aspects of M&As and emphasizes the importance of the human dimension and corporate culture in the success of post-merger integration. It recognizes the significance of knowledge transfer, innovation, trust, talent management, and retention in achieving synergies and maximizing the value of M&A deals. Additionally, it highlights the role of leaders in creating an inclusive environment that leverages the diversity of perspectives and expertise from both the acquiring and target companies.

Political Environment, Innovation, and M&A Strategy: This research category investigates the influence of the political environment, including factors such as CEO political ideology, on innovation strategies and search behavior during M&As. It explores how the political landscape affects the interpretation of performance feedback and shapes the direction of search strategies in M&A activities. This research highlights the broader impact of the political context on decision-making and innovation within organizations involved in M&A deals.