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A Long-Term Perspective on Integration: The Case of a Serial Acquirer and Fundamental Human Values

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Speed in integration may not always deliver what it promises. If organisational unity is sought for, the integration should not be regarded as a one-time ad hoc event, but rather as a long-term socio-cultural process. By evaluating employees’ perceptions of fairness in their organisation the chapter suggests how fairness may constitute the building of organisational unity in a multinational organisation after a merger and acquisition. From the data collected in seven different countries, cultural differences in interpreting fairness in an organisational context are also noted.

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  • Long-term integration
  • Human values
  • Fairness
  • Serial acquirer
  • MNC

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Raitis, J. (2018). A Long-Term Perspective on Integration: The Case of a Serial Acquirer and Fundamental Human Values. In: Raitis, J., Harikkala-Laihinen, R., Hassett, M., Nummela, N. (eds) Socio-Cultural Integration in Mergers and Acquisitions. Palgrave Pivot, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74341-7_5

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