Identification and Job Satisfaction at Mergers and Acquisitions



This chapter sheds light on Japanese target firm employees’ perceptions after being taken over by a German firm. Specifically, it was tested how target firm employees’ perception of procedural justice and their cultural openness influence two variables: job satisfaction and organizational identification. It is found that the perceived procedural justice leads to a higher level of job satisfaction and to a better organizational identification. Fair treatment matters more for the satisfaction of employee’s with a higher cultural openness. Implications and future research directions are discussed.


Procedural Justice Organizational Identification Organizational Justice Cross Border Target Firm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kobe University Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration (RIEB)KobeJapan

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