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Change in perception of organizational culture after merger : the influence of motivation, acceptance and knowledge

Bhansing, Neeta (2010) Change in perception of organizational culture after merger : the influence of motivation, acceptance and knowledge.

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Abstract:This study focuses on to what extent support for mergers and acquisitions has an impact on organizational change over time. This support will be seen as the degree of motivation, acceptance and knowledge that employees have at the beginning of the M&A. The data used in this study was gathered from two companies operating in the IT- sector. 527 returned questionnaires were analyzed. The results shows that the culture perception changed in time and depends on the perception they had at the beginning of the M&A. Motivation did had an impact on the change. The degree of Acceptance and Knowledge of the employees had no influence on this change. Interaction effects of the support variables on the change in perception over time were also investigated. These findings tell that the perception of organizational culture at the beginning of the M&A plays an important role for the culture perception after the M&A. The more employees are motivated, the more employees are willing to change. Also the longer employees work at the organization, the more they are willing to change. Managers should take this into account for the implementation of the change.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/60444
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