Research on the Mode of Cultural Integration After M&A—Based on Boundary Penetration Theory

  • Yongmei CuiEmail author
  • Xiangfei FuEmail author
  • Ya Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1027)


Through the multi-case study of the cultural integration model after the M&As of three state-owned enterprises, this paper reveals how to carry out cultural integration under cultural differences after the merger of state-owned enterprises. Based on boundary permeability theory, we put forward three cultural integration mode: the absorption, promotion and separation. In conclusion, from the different types of state-owned enterprises’ mergers and acquisitions, we propose a theoretical framework for cultural differences identification, cultural matching, cultural integration, and ultimately cultural synergy. This paper broadens the application situation of the cultural integration pattern and provides some references for the reform of mixed ownership of state-owned enterprises.


Merger and acquisitions Boundary permeability Culture integration State-owned enterprises 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Economics and ManagementBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina

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