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Patterns of post-acquisition integration in technological firms : creating value by integration in high-tech medium-sized manufacturing firms

Monnink, B.A.A. (2008) Patterns of post-acquisition integration in technological firms : creating value by integration in high-tech medium-sized manufacturing firms.

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Abstract:The purpose of this research was to explore the post-acquisition integration process of acquiring a larger or even-sized company within a high-tech context. However, a large majority of existing scientific literature only analyzes the acquisition of smaller high-tech companies, and only focuses on preventing post-acquisition integration failure. This master thesis should make a contribution of filling up this literature gap by providing patterns for succeeding post-acquisition integration, which are applicable to this described unique high-tech post-acquisition integration context. Within this context, the post-acquisition integration process after the take-over of tooling operations of Philips IMS in 2007 by Norma has been explored. After preserving and investing in the newly acquired entity (from then on called Norma IMS), Norma's general management needed a post-acquisition integration strategy to extract value from the acquisition. For investigation, two within cases have been analyzed; (1) the acquisition of tooling operations of Philips IMS and (2) the prior acquisition of production of Crown Gear. Afterwards, a cross-case analysis has been conducted in order to provide patterns for Norma to succeed post-acquisition integration. Data in both cases has been gathered by making use of semistructured interviews and available documentation.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
Norma
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/58984
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