Internal and External Context Specificity of Leadership in M&A Integration

  • Bettina Hauser

Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Bettina Hauser
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  3. Bettina Hauser
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  4. Bettina Hauser
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  5. Bettina Hauser
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 69-110

About this book


Bettina Hauser develops a research model, which encompasses entrepreneurial leadership as a major success factor during post-merger integration. Additionally, contextual variables, namely cultural distance and the organizational variable, relative size, are tested for their moderating effect on the influence of entrepreneurial leadership on M&A performance. The author clarifies the question of how entrepreneurial leadership can help to enhance M&A performance. Based on 114 transactions with acquirers of German-speaking companies, she proves that entrepreneurial leadership has a positive effect on post-acquisition performance and helps to overcome problems related to cultural differences.


  • Mergers & Acquisitions – State of the Art: M&A Basic Concepts, Cross-Border M&A, National vs. Organizational Culture, Post-Merger Integration, Problem Statement
  • Research Model and Hypothesis Development
  • Methodology: Measurement Development, Sample and Data, Results
  • Discussion: Managerial and Theoretical Implications, Limitations and Future Research

 Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the fields of International and Strategic Management as well as Business Development
  • M&A Managers, CEOs and Human Resource Managers

 The Author

Bettina Hauser obtained her Master of Arts degree at Management Center Innsbruck (International Business and Law), Austria. She is specialized in the field of International and Strategic Management.


Cultural Differences Entrepreneurial Leadership Leadership Styles Leadership in M&A Integration M&A Basic Concepts Post Merger Integration

Authors and affiliations

  • Bettina Hauser
    • 1
  1. 1.InnsbruckAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-08076-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-08077-8
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