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

  • Johanna Raitis


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.


Long-term integration Human values Fairness Serial acquirer MNC 


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