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Importance of Effective Leadership for the Success of Mergers and Acquisitions
by Berkow, Ken, M.S., Pepperdine University, 2017, 51; 10267531
Abstract (Summary)

This study explores the importance of effective leadership on the success of mergers and acquisitions for the organization and employees of merged companies. More precisely, this study addresses how the nature and influence of leadership and leadership styles impact the integration of merging companies and their employees during the post-merger integration process. Qualitative data from 10 interviews was used to provide a deeper examination of the study participants about their beliefs, responses, opinions, and points of view. This study supports much of the current research in that leadership style does have an effect on both merger and employee satisfaction. This study found that leadership styles should be a key component for organizations to review and take under serious consideration, when preparing and planning for a merger.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Nevitt, Jennifer A.
Commitee: Chesley, Julie A.
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Organizational Development
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Employee engagement, Leadership, Mergers and acquisitions, Organizational culture, Post-merger integration, Transformational leadership
Publication Number: 10267531
ISBN: 978-0-355-09526-5
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