Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The role of organizational leadership capability in mergers & acquisitions
by Dunbar, J. Keith, Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2013, 211; 3592867
Abstract (Summary)

Organizations are focused on growth, and one important means to enhance growth is inorganic growth through merger & acquisition (M&A). As an important component of inorganic growth, the literature spends significant time focused on human factors as a critical component supporting accomplishment of stated goals and objectives of the M&A. Yet, the literature is less robust when looking at the role of leadership as one of the major aspects of human factors to consider in M&As for both the acquirer and the target organization. While the literature recognizes the importance of leadership as a component of successful M&As, it is largely focused anecdotal aspects of leadership and little or no focus on empirical studies of leadership in M&As. For these organizations engaged in M&A activities, understanding the role of organizational leadership capability as a predictor in M&A success can be a key differentiator. M&As generate a large amount of risk and this requires assessing and understanding variables that impact M&A success in order to reduce the risk of the M&A decision and enhance chances for successful integration at the conclusion of the M&A deal. Within this dissertation, organizational leadership capability as determined by 360-degree leadership assessment instruments are leveraged across a wide range of M&As and industry sectors to identify organizational leadership capability areas and competencies that might be predictors of M&A success. Identifying organizational leadership capability profiles through these combinations of leadership areas and competencies can aid M&A decision making and reduce inherent risk in those decisions.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Supovitz, Jonathan A.
Commitee: Chaudhuri, Saikat, Ray, Rebecca
School: University of Pennsylvania
Department: Work-Based Learning Leadership
School Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
Source: DAI-A 74/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Acquisitions & mergers, Management
Keywords: Capability, Competency, Due diligence, Leadership, Mergers and acquisitions, Risk
Publication Number: 3592867
ISBN: 978-1-303-34654-5
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