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Maria Alaranta , Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg
Lars Mathiassen , Georgia State University, Atlanta
Most mergers and acquisitions fail to meet expectations and information systems (IS) integration is a major source of these problems. This paper offers guidance for managers to proactively assess IS-integration risks and identify possible resolution actions. We identified the key risks related to the context, content, and process of IS integration based on a systematic analysis of cases reported in the literature. Then, we identified key resolution strategies. Finally, we integrated these findings into a comprehensive framework that helps managers engage key stakeholders, develop a detailed understanding of the complexities involved, and obtain an overview of the most important risks areas and resolution strategies.
Maria Alaranta, Lars Mathiassen, "Managing Risks in Post-Merger IS Integration", IT Professional, , no. 1, pp. 1, PrePrints PrePrints, doi:10.1109/MITP.2013.64
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