SÉMINAIRE DE RECHERCHE MOSAIC

 

Employee engagement in mergers and acquisitions – Who cooperates and does it pay?

 

Nicola Mirc, Toulouse School of Management

Papier co-écrit avec Philippe Very (Edhec), Norbert Steigenberger (Jönköping University) et Mark Ebers (University of Cologne)

 

Date: Vendredi 7 juin 2019, de 12h30 à 13h30

Lieu: Local 3.755, 3ème étage (section jaune), Édifice CSC, HEC Montréal

 

RÉSUMÉ (en anglais) :

Acquisition integration requires emergent cooperation between individuals of two firms in order to combine and transfer resources. In this paper, we make use of social network analysis to study the influence of intraunit network positions on individuals’ engagement in cooperation with the acquisition partner and analyze the effects of such behavior. We find that integration is mainly promoted by highly central as well as highly peripheral individuals in their intraunit networks as well as by employees hired after the acquisition, indistinctive of their network position. When studying the benefits of integration driving cooperation, we found evidence for effects of preferential attachment and that overall rather non-cooperative behavior ensured revenue increases. Our results point towards the importance of opportunity-driven behavior when networks merge and nuance the notion of value leakage associated with acquisition integration, by suggesting that non-cooperative behavior can help compensate integration-related costs.

 

BIOGRAPHIE :

Nicola Mirc est Maître de conférences en sciences de gestion, spécialité stratégie, à Toulouse School of Management (TSM) et docteur de l’École polytechnique. Elle est chercheuse à TSM Research et responsable de l’axe stratégie. Ses recherches portent sur les transformations organisationnelles, en particulier dans le cadre de fusions-acquisitions.
Elle étudie notamment la transformation des réseaux organisationnels et l’émergence de relations coopératives (collaborations opérationnelles, transfert de connaissances et de compétences, etc.) entre les unités rapprochées.

 

Cet événement est gratuit et l’entrée est libre

 

Informations :
danielle.arnotte@hec.ca