Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Investigating Decisions to Retain Senior Level Executives following a Merger or Acquisition using Policy-Capturing Approach
by Jamaspi, Ayesha, M.A., Roosevelt University, 2016, 102; 10092255
Abstract (Summary)

Business alliances in the form of Mergers and Acquisitions have increased exponentially in the last few decades. Previous studies have established leadership as a critical success factor for mergers and acquisitions. This study aimed to explore individual differences in professional attributes that determine retention of a senior executive following a merger or acquisition. Of the 322 participants, 50%, 23%, and 7% of the participants in this study belong to management, senior management, and chief executive groups respectively. Policy capturing approach was used to identify which professional attributes lead to retention decisions. The study explored four dimensions of senior executive attributes in a 2* 2* 2* 3 factorial design. The findings reflect that on average decision makers prefer to retain senior executives who have a positive outlook for the impending merger or acquisition with a strong influence on subordinates, potential for growth, and strategically oriented.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Helford, Michael
Commitee: Di Spigno, Guy
School: Roosevelt University
Department: Industrial and Organizational Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Mergers and acquisitions, Selection and retention, Senior management
Publication Number: 10092255
ISBN: 978-1-339-59753-9
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