Acquisition Integration: Creating the Atmosphere for Value Creation

  • Philippe C. Haspeslagh
  • David B. Jemison


The integration process is the key to making acquisitions work. Value creation can occur only after the two firms come together and begin to work toward the acquisition’s purpose. Moreover, the postacquisition management task is extremely complex for several reasons. First, integration must be both detail-oriented and subtle. Integration involves interactions between the firms that directly affect capability transfer, and also, interactions which have an indirect impact and are directed at the general integration atmosphere and context.


Political Process Free Cash Flow Parent Firm Symbolic Interaction Host Structure 
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  • Philippe C. Haspeslagh
  • David B. Jemison

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