Toward a framework of corporate merger processes and outcomes: A behavioral perspective

Jeffery D. Houghton, Vikas Anand, Christopher P. Neck

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Traditionally, the merger literature has examined mergers and acquisitions from a strategic or financial perspective, largely overlooking important behavioral issues. In this paper, we present a comprehensive behavior-based framework of merger processes and outcomes designed to provide more academic rigor to the study of the behavioral aspects of the merger process. The proposed framework combines and synthesizes established merger-related behavioral concepts and relationships with new ones that are not encompassed within the current literature. #An earlier version of this paper was presented to the Human Resources, Labor Relations, and Careers track of the 1999 Southern Management Association Conference in Atlanta, GA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-117
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Public Administration


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