Post-Merger Integration and the Management of Information and Communication Systems

An analytical framework and its application in tourism

  • Authors
  • Alexis Papathanassis

Part of the Strategie, Marketing und Informationsmanagement book series (SMI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Alexis Papathanassis
    Pages 1-14
  3. Alexis Papathanassis
    Pages 15-45
  4. Alexis Papathanassis
    Pages 75-97
  5. Alexis Papathanassis
    Pages 98-121
  6. Alexis Papathanassis
    Pages 122-151
  7. Alexis Papathanassis
    Pages 152-174
  8. Alexis Papathanassis
    Pages 175-203
  9. Alexis Papathanassis
    Pages 204-217
  10. Alexis Papathanassis
    Pages 218-226
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 227-301

About this book


In the context of post-merger integration there is a tendency to perceive information and communication systems (ICS) as "technical components" or even as "departments" that need to be integrated. The discussion revolves mainly around technical issues and the restructuring of the IT-function(s).

Alexis Papathanassis postulates that ICS ought to be treated as a complex and demanding management process and that it should be acknowledged as a key enabler of merger value realization. As such, it requires a holistic consideration and a systemic understanding. He presents the "Post-merger information and communication systems framework" (POMICS), a conceptual tool supporting the analysis effort required to achieve a sufficient depth of understanding. Its application on a real-life post-merger integration situation in a tourism company serves as a validation and as an illustration of the framework's potential value. It also gives valuable insights into some of the key questions facing the entire tourism sector today.


Communication System Integration Merger Post Merger Integration Systems Tourism communication

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2004
  • Publisher Name Deutscher Universitätsverlag
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8244-8245-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-322-81879-9
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