Exploring the determinants of acquisition integration capability: Lessons from the acquisitions of Finnish multinational enterprises

Nnamdi Oguji, Jorma Larimo, Richard A. Owusu

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Abstract

The objective of the study is to explore how acquisition integration capabilities are developed in acquiring firms. Through empirical case studies of acquisitions of five Finnish MNEs in global markets, the study finds four determinants of acquisition integration capability: acquisition integration knowledge management, cultural competence, acquisition integration strategy, and acquisition performance review. The study extends dynamic capability theory to acquisition integration literature and provides a comprehensive and integrated perspective on the determinants of acquisition integration capability. Finally, five propositions are developed for future empirical research and we call for future studies to explore how acquisition integration capabilities become dynamic using longitudinal research design.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages27
JournalEuropean Journal of International Management
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30-Jul-2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • integration capability
  • integration level
  • dynamic capability
  • integration strategy
  • integration performance

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